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Kharif Crops Prices issued by the Marketing season 2023-24.

Msp for 2023-2024

The Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a pivotal tool in India’s agricultural policy, ensuring price security for farmers and maintaining food grain production. In the Kharif season of 2023-24, the government has once again set MSP’s for various crops, offering a promising outlook for farmers across the country.

Sources – PIB https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1930443

For Kharif crops like paddy, wheat, pulses, and oilseeds, the MSPs have been increased to encourage greater production and provide a safety net to farmers.

However this time the government increased the msp of crops disproportionately giving major thrust to the prices of pulses oil crops, and millets i.e.moong, seasmum groundnut, soybean, ragi.

What is MSP ?

MSP stands for Minimum Support Price. It is a price floor set by the government to ensure that farmers receive a minimum price for their agricultural produce. The MSP is typically announced at the beginning of each sowing season for various crops, such as rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, and more. The primary objectives of MSP are:

Price Security for Farmers: MSP guarantees farmers a minimum price for their crops, helping them avoid distress selling and providing a safety net in times of price fluctuations or market uncertainties.MSP stands for Minimum Support Price. It is a price floor set by the government to ensure that farmers receive a minimum price for their agricultural produce. The MSP is typically announced at the beginning of each sowing season for various crops, such as rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, and more. The primary objectives of MSP are:

Price Security for Farmers: MSP guarantees farmers a minimum price for their crops, helping them avoid distress selling and providing a safety net in times of price fluctuations or market uncertainties.

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Incentive for Production: MSP acts as an incentive for farmers to grow crops that are important for the country’s food security. By offering a minimum assured price, it encourages farmers to invest in cultivation, adopt modern farming practices, and increase production.

Food Security: MSP helps maintain an adequate supply of essential food grains in the market. The government often procures crops at MSP to build buffer stocks, which can be used to meet the demands of public distribution programs and emergencies.

Income Support: It ensures a minimum income for farmers, reducing income volatility and improving their overall economic well-being.

However, the effectiveness of MSP has been a subject of debate and discussion. Critics argue that it can lead to market distortions, overproduction of certain crops, and fiscal pressures on the government due to the cost of procurement.

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  • Rajat joshi

    Rajat Joshi, a BSc Agriculture graduate, is currently pursuing an MSc in Agriculture Extension. With a strong foundation in agriculture, he aspires to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and farmers' needs. Rajat is dedicated to enhancing sustainable practices and facilitating agricultural growth in his community.

    https://krishiujala.in/ rjjoshi2034@gmail.com joshi Rajat
Rajat Joshi, a BSc Agriculture graduate, is currently pursuing an MSc in Agriculture Extension. With a strong foundation in agriculture, he aspires to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and farmers' needs. Rajat is dedicated to enhancing sustainable practices and facilitating agricultural growth in his community.

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