Khattar praises the Center's decision to increase the MSP of kharif crops

Chandigarh, July 3 () Haryana Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday praised the Cabinet of the Union's decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops by 2019- 20, saying that it shows that the interest of farmers is one of the main priorities of government.

In a statement here, Khattar said that this decision would meet the Narendra Modi government's goal of doubling farmers' incomes by 2022.

He said it would benefit farmers in Haryana who grow the bajra, cotton, paddy, sunflower, corn and arhar, which are the main kharif crops in the state.

On Wednesday the Center raised the MSP for marginal rice from Rs 65/quintal to Rs 1,815 for the harvest year 2019-20.

Among cereals, the government increased the MSP ragi substantially in Rs 253 to Rs 3,150 from Rs 2,897/quintal last year.

The Jowar MSP has been raised by Rs 120 to Rs 2,550/quintal for hybrids and Rs 2,570 for the Maldandi variety.

The MSP of corn has risen from Rs 60/quintal to Rs 1,760, while that of bajra has risen from Rs 50/quintal to Rs 2,000 for the current year. To encourage the production of pulses, the tur MSP has increased by Rs 125/quintal to Rs 5,800, while that of urad has risen by Rs 100 to Rs 5,700 and moong by Rs 75 to Rs 7,050. VSD ABM ABM