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Higher MSP for kharif farmers

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its nod to higher support prices for kharif, or summer-sown crops. The measure is in accordance with the aim to give farmers 1.5 times the cost of production. The maximum percentage return to farmers over their cost of production is for bajra (85%) followed by urad (64%) and tur (60%).

Agriculture minister, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar stated, “We are determined to double the income of farmers. The increased prices will help in improving financial condition of farmers.”

Other approvals include the proposal of the aviation ministry to lease out three airport projects, the labour code on wages and leasing out of Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Mangaluru airports to Adani Enterprises.