MSPs and return over cost of production for Kharif Crops (2018-19) 

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Government announces minimum support prices (MSPs) for 22 mandated crops and fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane on the basis of recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP), after considering the views of State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments concerned and other relevant factors. The mandated crops are 14 crops of the kharif season viz. paddy, jowar, bajra, maize, ragi, arhar, moong, urad, groundnut-in-shell, soyabean, sunflower, sesamum, nigerseed and cotton; 6 rabi crops viz. wheat, barley, gram, masur(lentil), rapeseed/mustard and safflower and two other commercial crops viz. jute and copra. In addition, the MSPs of toria and de-husked coconut are fixed on the basis of the MSPs of rapeseed/mustard and copra, respectively.

Government has announced its historic decision on 04.07.2018 to fix MSP at a level of at least 150 per cent of the cost of production for 14 kharif crops 2018-19 season which redeems the promise made in the Union Budget for 2018-19.

Earlier, the MSP fixed for Copra for 2018 and jute for 2018-19 are at level of 150 percent and 163.21 percent of cost of production respectively.

Statement indicating MSPs and return over cost of production for Kharif Crop of 2018-19 is at Annexure.

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Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) and Return over Cost of Production

 

(Rs/quintal) Commodity 2018-19
Sl. No. KHARIF CROPS MSP % Return over Cost
1 PADDY(Common) 1750 50.09
(Grade A) ^ 1770
2 JOWAR (Hybrid) 2430 50.09
(Maldandi) ^ 2450
3 BAJRA 1950 96.97
4 MAIZE 1700 50.31
5 RAGI 2897 50.01
6 ARHAR(Tur) 5675 65.36
7 MOONG 6975 50.00
8 URAD 5600 62.89
9 COTTON (Medium Staple) 5150 50.01
(Long Staple) ^ 5450
10 GROUNDNUT IN SHELL 4890 50.00
11 SUNFLOWER SEED 5388 50.01
12 SOYABEEN 3399 50.01
13 SESAMUM 6249 50.01
14 NIGERSEED 5877 50.01

 

 

This was stated by Shri C.R.Chaudhary ,MoS ,Ministry of Consumer affairs,Food and Public distribution in a written reply in Rajya  sabha

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