India witnesses emphatic growth in export of agri and allied commodities

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Government has increased Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of 6 mandated Rabi crops for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2023-24, on the basis of recommendation of Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP), after considering the views of State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments concerned. The MSP for wheat now stands at Rs. 2125 per quintal; Barley Rs. 1735 per quintal; Gram Rs. 5335 per quintal; Masur Rs. 6000 per quintal; Rapeseed & Mustard Rs. 5450 per quintal and Safflower Rs. 5650 per quintal.

The country has witnessed emphatic growth in export of agri and allied commodities. As compared to the year 2015-16, the Agri and allied export has increased from 32.81 billion USD in 2015-16 to 50.24 billion USD in 2021-22 i.e. an increase of 53.1%. The efforts of Government at positive implementation of these schemes have yielded remarkable results towards augmenting the income of the farmers. As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has released a book, which contains compilation of success stories of 75,000 farmers out of innumerable successful farmers who have increased their income more than two times.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on December 16.