Minimum Support Price for Kharif Crops for 2012-13 season approved

The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs today approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2012-13 Season. The MSP of Paddy (Common) has been fixed at Rs.1250 per quintal and of Paddy (Grade A) at Rs.1280 per quintal, which represents an increase of Rs.170 per quintal over the last year`s MSPs.

The MSPs of Jowar (Hybrid) and Ragi have been raised to Rs.1500 per quintal providing an increase of Rs.520 and Rs.450 per quintal respectively. The MSPs of Bajra and Maize each have been raised by Rs.195 per quintal and fixed at Rs.1175 per quintal each. The MSP of Jowar (Maldandi) has also been raised by Rs.520 per quintal over the last year`s MSP and fixed at Rs.1520 per quintal.

The MSP of Urad has been raised from Rs.3300 per quintal to Rs.4300 per quintal.

The MSPs of Groundnut-in-shell, Sunflowerseed, Sesamum and Nigerseed have been increased by Rs.1000, Rs.900, Rs.800 and Rs.600 per quintal over the last year’s MSPs and have been fixed at Rs.3700, Rs.3700, Rs.4200 and Rs.3500 per quintal, respectively. The MSPs of Soyabean (Black) and Soyabean (Yellow) have been increased by Rs.550 per quintal each over the last year’s MSPs and fixed at Rs.2200, Rs.2240 per quintal respectively.

MSP of Cotton (Medium Staple) has been raised from Rs.2800 to Rs.3600 per quintal and Cotton (Long Staple) has been raised from Rs.3300 to Rs.3900.

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