Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
20-December-2011 17:52 IST
Price Support to Cotton and Maize through Government Agencies
Central Government extends price support to cotton and maize through the Cotton Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI), Food Corporation of India (FCI), Cooperative and State agencies. The cotton and maize conforming to prescribed specifications offered for sale at specified centres are bought by the public procurement agencies at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). The farmers have the option to sell their produce to CCI, FCI, Cooperative and State agencies at MSP or in the open market as is advantageous to them. In addition State Governments are alerted from time to time to make adequate arrangements to ensure MSP to farmers.

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 Lok Sabha today.

MP:SB: CP: price (20.12.2011)