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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
16-December-2011 17:29 IST
Price Support to Paddy
“39”

 

      Central Government extends price support to paddy through FCI and State agencies.  All the foodgrains conforming to the prescribed specifications offered for sale at specified centres are bought by the public procurement agencies at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). The producers have the option to sell their produce to FCI/State agencies at MSP or in the open market as is advantageous of them.

 

            The MSPs fixed by the Government for major agricultural commodities in 2010-11 and 2010-12 are given below:-

 

                                                                                         (Rs. Per quintal)

Commodity

Variety

2010-11

2011-12

PADDY

Common

1000

1080

 

Grade 'A'

1030

1110

BAJRA

 

880

980

MAIZE

 

880

980

ARHAR(Tur)

 

3000

3200

MOONG

 

3170

3500

COTTON

Staple length (mm) of 24.5 - 25.5

and Micronaire value of 4.3 - 5.1

2500

2800

 

Staple length (mm) of 29.5 - 30.5

and Micronaire value of 3.5 – 4.3

3000

3300

GROUNDNUT IN SHELL

 

2300

2700

SOYABEEN

Black

1400

1650

 

Yellow

1440

1690

WHEAT

 

1120&

1285

GRAM

 

2100

2800

RAPESEED/MUSTARD

 

1850

2500

JUTE

 

1575

1675

    &  An additional incentive bonus of Rs.50 per quintal was payable over the MSP.

 

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

MP:SB:CP: paddy (16.12.2011)