Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has asked the Centre to increase the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy for the State, informed Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo on Friday.
Sahoo said that Odisha has been producing paddy despite facing several natural calamities in the last two decades. Even though the State Government has taken various welfare steps for farmers, the MSP is being provided by the Centre.
He demanded that the Centre fix the MSP at Rs 2930 per quintal for Odisha to fulfill the goal of doubling farmers incomes. A letter in this regard has been written to the Centre, he added.
It is worthwhile to mention that the Union Government on Wednesday increased Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22.