SAD in new role, rejects new MSP for Wheat

Chandigarh, Sept 21, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

The Shiromani Akali Dal president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal today “ outrightly rejected” the Rs 50 per quintal hike in the Minimum Suuport Price of wheat for the forthcoming season announced by the centre.

Mr Badal described the hike as “utterly inadequate” and said that this comes as a “huge disappointment” to the farmers who are already battling unremunerative prices of their produce.

Mr Badal said that for other crops MSP announced by the centre is meaningless in the absence of assured procurement of those crops.

He said the increase in msp would not even cover the increased costs of inputs including diesel.

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