Minimum Support Price for paddy hiked by Rs 100 to Rs 2,040 per quintal for 2022-23; other kharif crops MSP also hiked

India hiked the minimum support price for kharif crops by 4-9 per cent for the 2022-23 crop year, with paddy MSP being raised by Rs 100 to Rs 2,040 per quintal. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the increase in MSPs for all 14 kharif (summer) crops for 2022-23 crop year.

“The MSP of kharif crops has been increase in the range of Rs 92 to Rs 523 per quintal and this will help farmers fetch 50-85 per cent profits on cost of production,” Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tweeted after the cabinet decision.

The maximum hike has been given in sesamum at Rs 523 per quintal, while the lowest Rs 92 per quintal is in case of maize. In percentage terms, the maximum increase is in soybean MSP at 9 per cent, while support price of bajra has been raised by 4 per cent for this year.

As per the CCEA decision, the MSP of paddy and bajra has been increased by Rs 100 per quintal, while tur, urad and groundnut MSP has been hiked by Rs 300 per quintal each for the 2022-23 crop year.

The MSP of common grade variety of paddy has been increased to Rs 2,040 per quintal for 2022-23 crop year from Rs 1,940 per quintal in the previous year. The support price for ‘A’ grade variety of paddy has been increased to Rs 2,060 per quintal from Rs 1,960.

Among commercial crops, the MSP of cotton has been raised to Rs 6,080 for medium staple variety from Rs 5,726 per quintal last year, while MSP for long staple variety of cotton has been increased to Rs 6,380 per quintal from Rs 6,025.

In the pulses category, the MSP of tur (arhar) has been increased to Rs 6,600 per quintal from Rs 6,300 last year, while that of moong has been raised to Rs 7,755 per quintal from Rs 7,275. The MSP of urad has been increased to Rs 6,600 per quintal for 2022-23 crop year, as against Rs 6,300 last year.
Among oilseeds, MSP of soyabean is at Rs 4,300 per quintal as against Rs 3,950 last year, while for sunflower seed, the support price has been raised to Rs 6,400 per quintal from Rs 6,015.

Groundnut support price has been increased to Rs 5,850 per quintal from Rs 5,550 last year, while seasamum MSP has been increased to Rs 7,830 per quintal from Rs 7,307.

Nigerseed MSP stands at Rs 7,287 per quintal for 2022-23 compared to Rs 6,930 last year.

In coarse cereals, the MSP of maize has been increased to Rs 1,962 per quintal from Rs 1,870 last year, while for ragi, support price now is Rs 3,578 per quintal as against Rs 3,377 earlier. In case of bajra, the MSP has been increased to 2,350 per quintal from Rs 2,250.

The MSP of jowar (hybrid) has been increased to Rs 2,970 per quintal in 2022-23 from Rs 2,738, while for jowar (maldani), support price has been increased to Rs 2,990 per quintal from Rs 2,758 a quintal.

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