Government approves enhanced MSP for Rabi Crops

New Delhi, Oct 3: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved enhanced MSP (Minimum Support Price) for Rabi Crops of the 2018-19 season.

The MSP of wheat has been increased by Rs 105/quintal, safflower by Rs 845/quintal, barley by Rs 30/quintal, masur by Rs 225/quintal, gram by Rs 220/quintal, rapeseed and mustard by Rs 22/quintal.

Addressing a press conference Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “By increasing the MSP today the farmers of India will have an additional income to the tune of Rs 62,635 Crores”.

The development comes a day after farmers staged a massive protest on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.

Hundreds of farmers under the Bhartiya Kisan Union carried out a march from Haridwar to reach the national capital.

However, they were stopped by the police at the border using water cannons and tear gas shells.


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