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Odisha House Committee to meet President on MSP for paddy

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The House Committee on (MSP) of paddy today decided to meet to discuss the MSP issue with him.

The committee headed by P K Amat will seek an appointment from the to take up Odisha farmers issues with the President, said BJD MLA Sanjay Dasburma after the meeting of the committee.

Dasburma said the committee decided to meet the as it could not get appointment from the Prime Minister's Office. Even the PMO did not give acknowledgement to the committee's request letter, he alleged.

Though the meeting was attended by of opposition Narasingha Mishra of and others, two MLAs were absent. member K V Singhdeo and B B Harichandan did not attend the meeting.

"It is unfortunate that none from the attended the meeting. The BJP is not interested for the welfare of the farmers," alleged

The meeting resolved that it would submit a memorandum to the mentioning the state's demand to announce Rs 2930 as the MSP per quintal of paddy.

had last year passed an unanimous resolution to make Rs 2930 per quaintal as MSP for paddy.

The has recently fixed the MSP for paddy at Rs 1750 per quintal against the state's demand of Rs 2930 per quintal.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 19:40 IST