Question raised in Lok Sabha on Increase in Minimum Support Price, 19/12/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Increase in Minimum Support Price, 19/12/2017. For Rabi crops 2017-18, the Government has increased the MSP of wheat to Rs. 1735 per quintal in 2017-18 as compared to Rs. 1625 per quintal in 2016-17. For Barley, MSP has been increased to Rs. 1410 per quintal for 2017-18 from Rs. 1325 per quintal in 2016-17. For Gram the MSP has been increased to Rs. 4400 (including a bonus of Rs. 150 per quintal) for 2017-18 from Rs. 4000 per quintal in 2016-17. For Masur, MSP has been increased to Rs. 4250 per quintal (including a bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal) in 2017-18 from Rs. 3950 per quintal in 2016-17. For Rapeseed/Mustard MSP has been increased to Rs. 4000 per quintal (including a bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal) in 2017-18 from Rs. 3700 per quintal in 2016-17. Similarly, MSP of Safflower has been increased to Rs. 4100 per quintal (including a bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal) in 2017-18 from Rs. 3700 per quintal in 2016-17. Details of MSPs fixed by the Government and increase in MSPs during the last three years are at Annexure.

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