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Tanya , Almost there! Nov, 30 2016

Govt. has hiked the Minimum Support Price but shouldn't it first implement the existing prices


Nitin Gadkari publicly embarrassed Maharashtra’s minister of state for agriculture Sadabhau Khot, a firebrand farmers’ leader. Attending a public function in Nashik with Khot, Gadkari asked him to give up his demand for support prices for agricultural produce. Prices, Gadkari said, are now determined in the international market and are beyond the government’s control. The Modi government is displaying complete callousness in protecting even the existing MSPs. This is in spite of nationwide agricultural distress.


Nitin Gadkari publicly embarrassed Maharashtra’s minister of state for agriculture Sadabhau Khot, a firebrand farmers’ leader. Attending a public function in Nashik with Khot, Gadkari asked him to give up his demand for support prices for agricultural produce. Prices, Gadkari said, are now determined in the international market and are beyond the government’s control. The Modi government is displaying complete callousness in protecting even the existing MSPs. This is in spite of nationwide agricultural distress.

Harish Narang , BITSian for life and beyond. Nov, 30 2016


India is still a developing country where farmers require requisite govt support to become competitive. So total ending of MSP would make their crops less competitive in market and hence led to their exploitation. With less money they will suffer in terms of health, education, better crop technology etc. Due to exploitation many farmers will leave agriculture and migrate to nearby cities or towns in search of job. Agriculture still holds a large no of people so a very portion of population will be unemployed which other sectors cannot hold. Such migration will increase the burden on cities thereby decreasing its development rate and surging crime rates.
India is still a developing country where farmers require requisite govt support to become competitive. So total ending of MSP would make their crops less competitive in market and hence led to their exploitation. With less money they will suffer in terms of health, education, better crop technology


Varun ravikant , Work in the field of Agriculture and want to Nov, 30 2016


The MSP shouldnt be there in the first place, it distorts the free market. It favours some particular crops over other crops such as wheat and rice where favoured in Punjab and Haryana because of the MSP provided on them however the pulses have been neglected even though it’s very important in providing nutritional security to people. It even degrades the soil because of irrespective of the soil condition, some crops are preferred which have MSP over them which results in exploitation of group water resources, alkanity, decrease in the production of the crops in long run
The MSP shouldnt be there in the first place, it distorts the free market. It favours some particular crops over other crops such as wheat and rice where favoured in Punjab and Haryana because of the MSP provided on them however the pulses have been neglected even though it’s very important in pro


Ronit , People with knowledge are celebrities Nov, 30 2016


In the recent times, there have been several instances in Maharashtra and Gujarat where farmers were selling their produce in markets at lower than MSP. This has raised questions about the sincerity of the government in implementing MSP. Procuring agricultural produce at MSP and subsequent storage is costly butthe government should not relinquish the responsibility because MSP reduces the burden of storage of produce on poor farmers and also ensures food security for India. Indian agriculture is mostly water intensive. High fluctuations in monsoon and lack of irrigation facilities have increased the farmer suicide rate. Farmers already suffer from several regulations on export of agricultural produce put by the government, so on one hand they cannot enjoy the high prices in international market and on the other hand they have to suffer when the prices are low.
In the recent times, there have been several instances in Maharashtra and Gujarat where farmers were selling their produce in markets at lower than MSP. This has raised questions about the sincerity of the government in implementing MSP. Procuring agricultural produce at MSP and subsequent storage i