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Badal hails unprecedented hike in MSP of 14 Kharif crops Decision in-line with Dr Swaminathan formula

Punjab
 Parkash Singh Badal today hailed the decision of the NDA government to affect a steep hike in minimum support prices (MSP) for food grains, pulses, oil seeds and cotton to ensure a profit margin of more than fifty per cent on costs of agricultural inputs, including labour. He personally congratulated the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on behalf of the Punjab farmers on fulfilling his commitment to farmers to implement the recommendations of Dr Swaminathan on giving farmers a profit of 50 per cent over and above their cost of production.

Kharif crop MSP to be hiked: HRD Minister

Punjab
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 31 Farmers can look forward to pocketing 1.5 times the input cost as the minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops, said Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar in Amritsar on Thursday. He was talking about the achievements of the NDA government’s four-year regime and targets. Acknowledging the Swaminathan Commission recommendations, Javadekar said the MSP of kharif crops would be increased from the coming session. The kharif season is from July to October and includes crops such as rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet/bajra, finger millet/ragi (cereals), arhar (pulses), soyabean, groundnut (oilseeds), cotton etc. While calculating the input cost, Javadekar said the cost of seed, irrigation, human resources, land cost, inter...