Farmers can expect another ‘good news’ in coming days: MoS Agri

JAIPUR: Days after the Government hiked the MSP for kharif crops, Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today said the Prime Minister would give another “good news” to farmers in the coming days.

Seeking to address farm distress ahead of general elections, the Centre on July 4 hiked the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by a record Rs 200 per quintal, while that for other summer-sown crops was increased by up to 52 per cent.

“The Government is committed for the issues of farmers and a robust mechanism can be developed in such a way that farmers can be benefitted more,” Shekhawat told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

“For this, the Prime Minister has asked the NITI Aayog and we all are working together and can say that the PM would give another good news to farmers in coming days,” the Minister said. (AGENCIES)