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Ahead of MSP panel meet, farmers seek representation in policy making

They also want legal Guarantee of MSP linked to District-wise Area Production Plan

Around 19 farmers from 13 states had gathered in the capital during the Independence Day weekend for a unique interaction with subject experts and opinion leaders
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Around 19 farmers from 13 states had gathered in the capital during the Independence Day weekend for a unique interaction with subject experts and opinion leaders

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Umesh Kumar from Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh grows a variety of crops in a 22-acre plot ranging from sugarcane to wheat and rice or even horticulture crops.

Despite being a fairly large farmer, Kumar feels that farmers never get to have any say in agriculture policies framed by the central or the state government.

“Farmers should be equal participants in any policy, which is made for the agriculture sector. A beginning could be made by including them in the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP), which is the panel that sets the minimum support price (MSP),” Kumar told

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 7:13 PM IST

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