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BJD submits memorandum to President demanding revision of MSP for Paddy farmers

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Biju (BJD) on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Ram Nath Kovind, demanding revision and review of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Paddy for relief to farmers in the state of

Asserting that Paddy is the major crop of and is cultivated over an area of nearly 40 Lakh hectare in a year, the memorandum submitted to the also outlined the 'unpredictable weather conditions' of the state.

"Our government had proposed to fix up the MSPP of Paddy (common paddy) at Rs. 2930 per quintal to save the farmers from distress because of the low pricing of the produce. The proposal of our Government for fixing of MSP of Common grade Paddy at Rs 2930 per Quintal is also supported by a unanimous resolution of the Legislative Assembly," read the memorandum.

The accompanied by a 12-member delegation comprising Biju Krushak (BKJD) Prasanna Acharya, BKJD Pratap Jena, Bhatruhari Mahatab, Tathagat Satpathy, Rabindra Jena, and MLA Pramila Mallick, among others, met with President Kovind to submit the memorandum.

After meeting the President, Patnaik claimed that the (BJP)-led central government failed to give Minimum Support Price (MSP) it promised to the paddy farmers during the Lok-Sabha elections in 2014.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 03:40 IST