The Cabinet approves MSP for 14 Kharif crops; farmers will get Rs 2 lakh crore, Rs 35,000 crore more than last season
The Cabinet approves MSP for 14 Kharif crops; farmers will get Rs 2 lakh crore, Rs 35,000 crore more than last season

The Cabinet has approved the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 14 Kharif crops, providing a significant boost to farmers across the country. The MSP has been increased by Rs 35,000 crore compared to the previous season, with farmers set to receive a total of Rs 2 lakh crore.

This decision reflects the government’s commitment to supporting agriculture and ensuring the welfare of farmers. By guaranteeing a fair price for their produce, the MSP helps provide stability and security to farming communities.

What is MSP?

MSP or Minimum Support Price is the price at which the government purchases crops from farmers, ensuring that they receive a minimum guaranteed price for their produce. This serves as a safety net for farmers in case market prices fall below the cost of production.

Significance of MSP

The MSP plays a crucial role in ensuring food security in the country by incentivizing farmers to grow essential crops. It also helps in maintaining agricultural diversity and preventing distress sales by providing a secure income source for farmers.

With the approval of higher MSPs for 14 Kharif crops, including paddy, wheat, maize, pulses, oilseeds, and cotton among others, the government aims to improve farmer incomes and boost agricultural productivity.

Benefits of Increased MSP

  • Enhanced income for farmers: The higher MSPs will enable farmers to earn better returns on their produce, thereby improving their financial well-being.
  • Stimulated agricultural growth: By incentivizing crop cultivation through higher prices, the increased MSPs are likely to lead to enhanced agricultural productivity and overall growth in the sector.
  • Poverty alleviation: A higher income from farming can help lift rural households out of poverty and contribute to overall economic development.
  • Farmers’ welfare: The increase in MSP demonstrates the government’s commitment to supporting farmers and ensuring their welfare.

Government’s Efforts Towards Agricultural Reforms

The approval of increased MSPs is part of a series of reforms introduced by the government to transform India’s agricultural sector. These efforts aim at creating a competitive environment for agriculture while safeguarding farmer interests.

In addition to increasing MSPs, initiatives such as PM-Kisan Yojana and farm laws have been introduced to benefit smallholder farmers and improve farm sector efficiency. The direct benefit transfer under PM-Kisan Yojana provides financial assistance directly into farmers’ bank accounts while promoting inclusive growth in rural areas.


The Cabinet’s decision to approve higher MSPs for 14 Kharif crops marks a significant milestone towards empowering Indian farmers and strengthening the agricultural sector. By providing better returns on farm produce coupled with various support initiatives,

This move not only ensures improved income prospects but also signifies greater stability and sustainability for our farming communities.”

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