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Good news for farmers! Govt hikes MSP of 22 crops to a minimum of 50% over cost

This decision of the Government was a historic one as it fulfills the commitment to the farmers to provide 50 per cent return over cost of production for the first time for all mandated crops," as said by Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

 
 
The analysis of five years All India figures reveals that only in 30-53 per cent of cases, the Timely Reporting Scheme (TRS) is completed in time.
A draft 'Punjab State Farmers' Policy', put out for stakeholder consultations by PSFC identifies over a dozen key areas where government attention is necessary.
The act lays special emphasis on protecting the interests of the farmers, considering them as weaker of the two parties entering into a contract.

Swaraj Abhiyan's move will put pressure on the Central Government, which is trying expand the MSP system to more agricultural crops.

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