Wednesday 14 October 2020

Only 43 lakh 35 thousand 477 farmers of the country have availed the MSP


In the name of providing minimum support price to farmers for their crops, the ruling and opposition are faces to face. But very few farmer families of the country get the real benefit from it

i.e about 14 crores. According to the Food Corporation of India (FCI), 43 lakh 35 thousand 477 farmers of the country have availed the minimum support price for the procurement of rabi crops till 31 July in the year 2020-21. 389.77 lakh metric tonnes of total food, grains have been procured including all farmers of the country. The highest number of farmers have availed for MSP from Madhya Pradesh which is 15 lakh, 93 thousand 793 farmers. 

However, Punjab fell behind Madhya Pradesh this time in the production of wheat, the most prominent of the rabi crops. Whereas this year farmers of Punjab have reached the second position in availing the minimum support price. According to FCI data10 lakh, 49 thousand and 982 farmers of Punjab, At 3rd position with 7 lakh 82 thousand 240 farmers of Haryana, 6 lakh 63 thousand 810 of Uttar Pradesh, and 2 lakh 18 thousand 638 farmers of Rajasthan have availed minimum support price by selling their crops through FCI for Rabi crop.

Vegetable Insurance in Haryana

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister JP Dalal have said that after the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme, the Haryana Government has decided to provide insurance cover to vegetable and horticultural crops at its level on a trust model basis. Minister JP Dalal said that Under the new insurance scheme, farmers will have to pay a premium of 2.5 percent and they will get an insurance cover of 40 thousand per acre and 14 vegetables of farmers will be included in this insurance cover. These include carrots, okra, gourd, bitter gourd, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, cabbage, peas,  brinjal, green chilies, capsicum, cauliflower, and radish. He said that similarly, kinnow, guava, mango, plum, turmeric, and garlic would also be included in the scheme. 

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