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Big news on MSP amid farmer movement, there will be tremendous benefit


Himachal Pradesh CM and Finance Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday presented his second state budget and increased the minimum support price (MSP) of cow milk and buffalo milk. Let us also tell you what is the MSP on milk.

For some time now, MSP i.e. Minimum Support Price has remained the biggest issue in the country. Lakhs of farmers of the country are present on the streets. On the other hand, Himachal government has taken a big decision. Himachal Pradesh CM and Finance Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday presented his second state budget and increased the minimum support price (MSP) of cow milk and buffalo milk. Let us also tell you what is the MSP on milk. How much will farmers benefit?

MSP increased on milk

Himachal government has increased the MSP on cow and buffalo milk. While announcing this, Himachal CM said that MSN on cow milk has been increased to Rs 45 per liter. Whereas MSP on buffalo milk will be Rs 55 per liter. Earlier the MSP on cow and buffalo milk was Rs 38 per liter. This means that now dairy operators will get a profit of Rs 7 per liter on cow milk. There will be a profit of Rs 17 per liter on buffalo milk.

36 thousand farmers will be trained

Apart from this, he also announced Rajiv Gandhi Natural Farming Scheme, which aims to train farmers in natural farming techniques. Under this scheme, about 36,000 farmers i.e. 10 farmers from every panchayat will be trained. For apple packaging, Sukhu announced that universal cartons would be introduced and horticulture tourism would also be encouraged in the northern state.

gave what to whom

In the budget, the CM has allocated Rs 582 crore for the agriculture sector and Rs 300 crore for the horticulture sector. Himachal CM Sukhu also said that the state will appoint around 6,000 nursery teachers and monthly review meetings will be held in schools. He reiterated the state government's intention to make Himachal Pradesh a green state by 2026.

How much is the state's debt?

He also said that the BJP-led Center has not given any special package and the Congress government in the state had announced a special package of Rs 4,500 crore for the people affected by last year's monsoon. Sukhu also said that Himachal owed Rs 22,406 crore to the Centre, and said Himachal Pradesh's total debt of Rs 87,788 crore was due to the previous BJP government's mismanagement of the state's finances.

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