May 26, 2024


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MSP regime has undergone sea change, says FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned the Minimal Assist Value (MSP) routine has undergone a sea modify and the boost in procurement has resulted in considerable rise in payments to farmers.

This is even as numerous farmer groups carry on to phase protest on the borders of Delhi seeking legal promise for MSP and repeal of the farm legal guidelines.

“Our govt is dedicated to the welfare of farmers. The MSP routine has undergone a sea modify to assure cost that is at the very least one.5 moments the charge of manufacturing throughout all commodities. The procurement has also continued to boost at a regular speed. This has resulted in boost in payment to farmers significantly,” Sitharaman mentioned presenting the Spending budget.

The community procurement of crops these as paddy, wheat, pulses and cotton has jumped significantly about the past eight several years. Because 2013-14, the payments designed to paddy and wheat growers has much more than doubled, although in scenario of pulses it has enhanced by much more than forty moments on rise in procurement and MSP.

Whole volume paid to wheat farmers stood at ₹75,000 crore in 2020-21 as compared to ₹33,874 crore in 2013-14. The number of wheat increasing farmers who benefited enhanced to 43.36 lakh in 2020-21 as versus 35.57 lakh in 2019-20.

In scenario of paddy, the volume paid to growers enhanced to ₹1,41,930 crore in 2019-20 as compared to ₹63,928 crore in 2013-14. “Even superior, in 2020-21, this is additional estimated to boost to ₹172,752 crore,” she mentioned. The number of paddy farmers benefited enhanced to one.fifty four crore in 2020-21 from one.two crore in 2019-20.

Pulses growers received ₹10,530 crore during 2020-21 as versus ₹236 crore in 2013-14. Equally, ₹90 crore was paid in 2013-14 to cotton farmers, although ₹25,974 crore has been paid in 2020-21 as of January 27, Sitharaman mentioned.