Agri Minister Pradeep Maharathy proposes resolution to hike MSP on paddy in Odisha Assembly


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy today presented the resolution for increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) on paddy which is welcomed by Opposition BJP and Congress legislators in the Assembly.

After 3 hours of discussion on the matter, a proposal to hike MSP on paddy to Rs 2500 per quintal has been presented by Pradeep Maharathy .On the other hand, the resolution after passing from the House will seek consent of the Union government. The opposition and the ruling party Legislators have joined hands for carrying stiff demand for the resolution.

The Question hour was washed out for the eighth consecutive day (Yesterday), the House witnessed ruckus created by BJP and Congress demanding discussion on the resolution for increasing the MSP on paddy.

Speaker Niranjan Pujari today announced for holding a discussion on the government’s resolution on MSP for paddy immediately after the question hour.

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