Not in favour of reduction in MSP for crops: Nitin Gadkari

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Published: June 13, 2020 7:35 PM

The minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME said he has always stood and advocated looking for various ways and means to increase farmers' income, including through alternative usage of their crops like paddy/rice, wheat, sugarcane.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said he is not in favour of a reduction in the minimum support price (MSP) for crops. The minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME said he has always stood and advocated looking for various ways and means to increase farmers’ income, including through alternative usage of their crops like paddy/rice, wheat, sugarcane. In an official statement, the minister went on to assert that he himself was present when increase in minimum support price was announced, hence there was no question of him standing for MSP reduction.

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