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Chhattisgarh at loggerheads with Centre over paddy MSP, pool quota

Central govt rejects state demand saying norms can't be changed only for Chhattisgarh just to accommodate the higher procurement price it was paying farmmers for paddy

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R Krishna Das Raipur
The Congress-led Chhattisgarh government has locked horns with the Centre over the procurement of paddy in the state.

While the state government is insisting on increasing the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and the state’s quota in the central pool, the Centre has reportedly rejected the demand, citing the higher procurement price being offered by Chhattisgarh. The Congress government in the state is paying Rs 2,500 per quintal of paddy to farmers in fulfilment of its election promise, which is Rs 750 more than the MSP fixed by the Centre.

As a result, the Chhattisgarh government has to shell

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 4:40 PM IST

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