Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for Kharif marketing season 2021-22

Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for Kharif marketing season 2021-22
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all mandated Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all mandated Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22.

Minimum Support Prices for all Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22
Crop MSP 2020-21 MSP 2021-22 Cost* of production 2021-22 (Rs/quintal) Increase in MSP (Absolute) Return over cost (in per cent)
Paddy (Common) 1868 1940 1293 72 50
Paddy (GradeA)^ 1888 1960 72
Jowar (Hybrid)  2620 2738 1825 118 50
Jowar (Maldandi)^ 2640 2758 118
Bajra 2150 2250 1213 100 85
Ragi 3295 3377 2251 82 50
Maize 1850 1870 1246 20 50
Tur (Arhar) 6000 6300 3886 300 62
Moong 7196 7275 4850 79 50
Urad 6000 6300 3816 300 65
Groundnut 5275 5550 3699 275 50
Sunflower Seed 5885 6015 4010 130 50
Soyabean (yellow) 3880 3950 2633 70 50
Sesamum 6855 7307 4871 452 50
Nigerseed 6695 6930 4620 235 50
Cotton (Medium Staple) 5515 5726 3817 211 50
Cotton (Long Staple)^ 5825 6025 200

* Refers to comprehensive cost which includes all paid on costs such as those incurred on account of hired human labour, bullock labour machine labour, rent paid for leased in land, expenses incurred on use of material inputs like seeds, fertilisers, manures, irrigation charges, depreciation on implements and farm buildings, interest on working capital, diesel/electricity for operation of pump sets etc., miscellaneous expenses and imputed value of family labour. (As informed by the Agriculture Ministry)
^ Cost data are not separately compiled for Paddy (Grade A), Jowar (Maldandi) and Cotton (Long staple)

Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India

Focussing on pulses and oilseeds

With an aim to attain self-sufficiency in the production of pulses, a special Kharif strategy has been prepared for implementation in the ensuing Kharif 2021 season. A detailed plan for both area expansion and productivity enhancement for tur, moong, and urad has been formulated. Under the strategy, all the available high-yielding varieties (HYVs) of seeds will be distributed free of cost to increase area through intercropping and sole crop. Similarly, for oilseeds, the Government of India has approved a plan for the free distribution of high-yielding varieties of seeds to the farmers for the Kharif season 2021 in the form of mini-kits. The special Kharif programme will bring an additional 6.37 lakh hectare area under oilseeds and is likely to produce 120.26 lakh quintals of oilseeds and edible oil amounting to 24.36 lakh quintals.

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