Central government has approved increase in Rabi Crops MSP 2021-22 or MSP for Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23. People can now check minimum support prices for all mandated rabi crops 2021-22 which are to be marketed in 2022-23. Now the Rabi Crops MSP 2021-2022 are increased in line with the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission. The highest increase in MSP has been announced for lentil and rapeseed & mustard (Rs. 400 per quintal) followed by gram (Rs. 130 per quintal each) and safflower (Rs. 114 per quintal). For barley and wheat, an increase of Rs. 35 and Rs 40 per quintal respectively has been announced. The differential remuneration is aimed at encouraging crop diversification.
Rabi Crops MSP – MSP for RMS 2022-23
Rabi crops are grown in winter and harvested in spring. The new raised Rabi Crops MSP 2021-22 will be applicable for crops to be marketed in Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23. This new MSP policy will assure minimum 50% as margin of profit. Increase in Rabi Crops MSP 2021-22 is a major step towards doubling farmer’s income by 2022 & improving their welfare substantively. Here we are providing you the complete table specifying rabi crops 2021-22 minimum support price or MSP for RMS 2022-23.
|Crop||MSP for RMS 2021-22 (Rs. / quintal)||MSP for RMS 2022-23 (Rs. / quintal)||Cost of production 2022-23 (Rs. / quintal)||Absolute Increase in MSP||Return over cost (%)|
|Rapeseed & Mustard||4650||5050||2523||400||100|
Paid Out Costs Included in New Rabi Crops MSP
These new MSPs for Rabi Crops for 2021-22 season or MSP RMS 2022-23 will includes all paid out costs which are incurred by farmers on following things:-
- Hired human labour,
- Bullock labour / machine labour
- Rent incurred for leased in land
- Expenses incurred on material inputs like seeds, fertilizers, manures
- Irrigation charges
- Depreciation on implements and farm buildings
- Interest on working capital
- Diesel / electricity for operation of pump sets
- Inputed value of family labour
The increase in MSP for Rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23 is in line with the principle of fixing the MSPs at a level of at least 1.5 times of the All-India weighted average Cost of Production as announced in Union Budget 2018-19.
Hike in Rabi Crops MSP 2021-22 by Cabinet Committee
For the Rabi crops to be marketed in Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23, the highest increase in MSP is recommended for lentil and rapeseed & mustard (Rs. 400 per quintal). This Rabi Crops MSP 2021-22 increase is followed by gram (Rs. 130 per quintal) to raise the income of farmers. MSP of safflower is increased by Rs. 114 per quintal and Wheat MSP raised by Rs. 40 per quintal. The least increase is observed for the Barley Crops which is raised by Rs. 35 per quintal.
Expected Returns to Farmers Over Cost of Production
The expected returns to farmers over their cost of production are estimated to be highest in case of Wheat and Rapeseed & Mustard (100%) followed by lentil (79%), gram (74%), barley (60%) and safflower (50%). The central government will provide support in form of MSP as well as procurement.
Modi Govt. Regularly Working on Raising MSP of Rabi Crops
Concerted efforts were made over the last few years to realign the MSPs in favour of oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals to encourage farmers shift to larger area under these crops and adopt best technologies and farm practices, to correct demand – supply imbalance.
Additionally, National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP), Centrally Sponsored Scheme recently announced by the government, will help in increasing the domestic production of edible oils and reduce imports dependency. With the total outlay of Rs.11,040 crore, the scheme will not only aid in expanding area and productivity of the sector, but also benefit the farmers by increasing their income and generation of additional employment.
Procurement of Rabi Crops at MSP in RMS 2022-23
Food Corporation of India (FCI) and other state agencies will continue to provide price support to farmers in case of cereals. The respective state govt’s are going to take procurement of coarse grains with approval from central government. Moreover, the state govt. will even distribute entire procured quantity under NFSA. Govt. will provide subsidy for quantity issued under NFSA. The government has set up a buffer stock of pulses and domestic procurement of pulses is also being done under Price Stabilization Fund (PSF).
NAFED, SFAC and other central govt. agencies will continue to undertake procurement of pulses and oilseeds. The losses suffered by nodal agencies may be fully reimbursed by the central government as per the guidelines.
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN)
To ensure income security of farmers, central govt. has shifted its focus from production-centric approach to income-centric one. For this purpose, the Union govt. had increased coverage of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) to all farmers. In this scheme, all the farmers with no limit on land holding are getting Rs. 6000 per year in 3 equal installments.
PM Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)
Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) umbrella scheme was announced by central government in FY 2018. This scheme aims to provide remunerative return to farmers for their produced crops. PM-AASHA scheme comprises of 3 sub-schemes – Price Support Scheme (PSS), Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS) and Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPSS). These 3 sub schemes of PM AASHA Yojana will aid in procurement of pulses and oilseeds.
Despite global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent phases of lockdown in Indian states, timely intervention made by Government has led to an all-time record procurement of wheat. Central govt. has procured about 405 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) till 29 May in the ongoing rabi marketing season (RMS) 2021-22 which is 4 per cent higher than 390 LMT in RMS 2020-21. The current year’s wheat procurement figure is the highest ever.
For more details, visit the official website at https://farmer.gov.in/mspstatements.aspx