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Modi Cabinet approves increase in MSP for kharif crops

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In a major step to boost farmers' income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved an increase in the minimum support prices (MSPs) for kharif crops in the 2019-20 season, including paddy by Rs 65 per quintal. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the MSP of jowar has been increased by Rs 120 per quintal, ragi by Rs 253 per quintal and bajra by Rs 50. The MSP of tur, moong and urad pulses has been raised by Rs 125, Rs 75 and Rs 100, respectively, he said.

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