Sukhbir S Badal “outrightly rejected” the Rs 50 per quintal hike in the MSP of wheat

By Gitanjali Mangal - September 21, 2020 11:09 pm

The Shiromani Akali Dal president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal has “outrightly rejected” the Rs 50 per quintal hike in the minimum support price of wheat for the forthcoming season announced by the centre.

Badal described the hike as “utterly inadequate” and said that this comes as a “huge disappointment” to the farmers who are already battling unremunerated prices of their produce.

He added that for other crops MSP announced by the centre is meaningless in the absence of assured procurement of those crops.

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The government has hiked the minimum support price of wheat by Rs 50 per quintal to Rs 1,975 per quintal to encourage farmers to increase cultivation of the crop.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Narendra Modi and was announced by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.

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The farmers have widely protested these bills.

-PTC News