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Delhi Govt organises meeting to implement MSP: Gopal Rai

Delhi Govt organises meeting to implement MSP: Gopal Rai

New Delhi: The Delhi government organised a meeting to devise a mechanism to implement the minimum support price on the recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee Report, Employment minister Gopal Rai said Tuesday.

Higher wages, input costs, transport charges and cost of other allied services peculiar to Delhi will be factored, while determining the MSP, Rai said.

The proposed MSP with 50 per cent margin at the cost of production is Rs 2,616 per quintal for wheat and Rs 2,667 quintal for paddy.

It is likely to incur an additional liability of Rs 96.38 crore, if implemented, Rai told reporters after an Agriculture Conference on implementing the recommendations of the "M S Swaminathan Committee Report on Farmers' Welfare" in Delhi.

"Around 20,000 kisan families in Delhi will be benefitted from this scheme," he said.

Further consultations will be done through Kisan Jansunwai, suggestions from the general public and a committee comprising of various stakeholders.

The Delhi government organised a meeting to

devise a mechanism to implement minimum support price on the recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee Report.

The conference explored a mechanism to calculate and implement a separate minimum support price (MSP) for farmers in Delhi based a reasonably weighted cost of production.

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