Cost to crop: What it will take for effective, transparent delivery of MSP

MSP's effective and transparent delivery has been part of multiple committees and reports. Many recommendations have been implemented and others put in cold storage

Challenges in making MSP ‘effective and transparent’
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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The central government last week formed a committee to improve the delivery of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism, find ways to make farmers grow in-demand crops and encourage them to adopt natural farming.

The committee comprising representatives of state governments, research universities, farmers’ groups and others was formed as part of the assurance Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave to protesting farmers when he repealed three contentious Acts in December 2021.

Some major farmers’ groups refused to join citing a variety of reasons that included pro-government groups being part of the committee, the chairman’s support for the Acts and the

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First Published: Jul 27 2022 | 9:23 AM IST

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