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Watch: Amid protests over farm bills, Modi govt raises MSP of six rabi crops

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Watch: Amid protests over farm bills, Modi govt raises MSP of six rabi crops

Watch: Amid protests over farm bills, Modi govt raises MSP of six rabi crops

Amid resentment among farmers over the agri bills passed in Parliament, the Narendra Modi government has made a big outreach to farmers.

The Modi government has hiked the minimum price for buying six rabi crops, including wheat, by up to six per cent.

The announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the Lok Sabha.

The announcement comes just a day after massive ruckus was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha over the passage of the contentious bills.

Tomar said that the Minimum Support Price of wheat, the biggest crop of rabi season, has been hiked by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal.

Tomar added that the MSPs of six rabi crops were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The moves comes as opposition parties and farmer groups have threatened to intensify their agitation against the farm bills.

Farmer groups have called for an pan India strike as a mark of protest.

Reassuring the farmers, who the BJP alleges have been misled by opposition parties, Tomar reiterated the system of MSPs & APMCs will remain.

Watch the full video for all the details.


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