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#Indian #Agriculture : Minimum Support Price for Kharif (Monsoon) Crops Revised Upwards

#Indian #Agriculture : Minimum Support Price for Kharif (Monsoon) Crops Revised Upwards

Jowar, Ragi, Groundnut, sunflower seed and Soyabean biggest gainers

The word Kharif  comes from  Arabic which means “autumn”.  Kharif crops needs lots of water, hence grown in rainy season in India from June to September, majority of farmers in India are still dependent on rains for a good harvest.

Rabi means Spring in Arabic, the Rabi agriculture crops  need winter climate for their proper growth and they do not need water as much as Kharif crops. The Rabi crop season in India is from October to March.

The Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2012-13 season has been revised upward by the Govt. of India. Cabinet committee on economic affairs is the Govt. body which approves the Minimum Support Price for agricultural crops.

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Crop

MSP (Rs/ Quintal)

Old

Revised

Change (%)

Paddy Common

          1,080

          1,250

16

Paddy Grade- A

          1,110

          1,280

15

Jowar (Hybrid)

             980

          1,500

53

Ragi

          1,050

          1,500

43

Bajra

             980

          1,175

20

Maize

             980

          1,175

20

Jowar (Maldandi)

          1,000

          1,520

52

Urad

          3,300

          4,300

30

Ground nut (In shell)

          2,700

          3,700

37

Sunflower seed

          2,800

          3,700

32

Sesamum

          3,400

          4,200

24

Nigerseed

          2,800

          3,500

25

Soyabean (Black)

          1,650

          2,200

33

Soyabean (Yellow)

          1,690

          2,240

33

Cotton (Medium staple)

          2,800

          3,600

29

Cotton (Long staple)

          3,300

          3,900

18

                                                              Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India

  • 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 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 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 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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