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State agriculture council seeks separate MSP for ‘Kala Namak’

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The State Agriculture Price Advisory Council, on Monday, advisable the fixation of minimal assist value (MSP) individually for the ‘Kala Namak’, a preferred number of rice grown in additional than half a dozen districts in Uttar Pradesh, folks conscious of the difficulty, mentioned.

The council that contains members from varied departments, together with agriculture, mandi parishad and horticulture, additionally advisable a hike within the MSP for 10 Kharif crops for the 2022-23 advertising season.

In the assembly that agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi presided over, members unanimously advisable a separate MSP for the ‘Kala Namak’ number of rice. Currently, MSP applies solely to 2 sorts of rice — grade A and basic.

“We have urged the Centre to get a survey of the Kala Namak variety done and announce a separate MSP for it accordingly from the next marketing season since it is a popular variety and is grown in more than 12 districts in the state,” a senior agriculture division official, mentioned. “This will help Kala Namak cultivators get a better price,” he identified.

The council additionally advisable the fixation of MSP for 10 different crops, together with paddy at one and a half occasions its manufacturing price, which incorporates labour price additionally.

“We have taken the production cost for the year 2021-22 into account while recommending the MSP fixation for the coming Kharif marketing season so that farmers get a remunerative price,” the official mentioned.

The suggestions will now be despatched to the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices which is able to repair the MSP for Kharif crops after it will get suggestions from all of the states. Among the ten crops that come below the MSP in UP, embrace maize, bajra, soybean, peanut, moong, other than paddy.

Krashak Samridhi Aayog recommends pure farming

The Krashak Samridhi Aayog, in the meantime, on Monday, made a robust case for farmers to undertake pure farming to extend their farm revenue by decreasing the enter price and rising the manufacturing. It is the primary assembly of the professional physique since being created greater than 4 years in the past.

“There were more than half a dozen items that were discussed in the meeting with the objective of enhancing the income of farmers, but the focus remained on natural farming,” mentioned an official who attended the assembly chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

The CM, in keeping with him, requested the officers to look at all of the ideas acquired within the assembly after which make an motion plan accordingly to encourage farmers to practise pure farming and undertake different progressive methods to extend their revenue.

Natural farming is a chemical-free and conventional farming methodology. It is taken into account as agroecology primarily based diversified farming system that integrates crops, bushes and livestock with useful biodiversity. Natural farming, it was identified within the assembly, would scale back dependency on bought inputs and assist farmers with small holdings from the credit score burden.