Narendra modi confusion being spread about support price to farmers italian sausage and chicken recipes

NEW DELHI: in an apparent attack on opposition parties, prime minister narendra modi on saturday said confusion is being spread about the budget decision to fix

The centre is already working with state governments to ensure that farmers get the benefit of the declared minimum support price (MSP), he said.

Besides, he asked farmers to grow more oilseeds to reduce dependence on import of cooking oil as also to cut urea consumption by at least half by 2022.

Many people are "spreading confusion and creating an atmosphere of despair" regarding the government’s MSP decision, he said while sharing the detail of components to be considered while determining the cost of production for fixing the support price.

"The cost of production will include elements such as hired labour, expenses on their own or rented machinery as well as livestock, cost of seeds and fertilisers, expenses on irrigation, revenue being given to state government, interest on working capital, and rent of leased land among others," he said.Confusion being

It will also include labour put by farmers and their family, he said. "This is an important decision related to the income of hardworking farmers."

Finance minister arun jaitley had said that the government will consider A2+FL which includes paid out costs on inputs and imputed value of family labour. However, a section of farmers’ organisations have been demanding the comprehensive cost (C2) that also includes imputed rent and interest on owned land and capital, over and above A2+FL.

After the prime minister’s speech today, when contacted, niti aayog member ramesh chand said, "what the PM talked about was A2+FL. He shared the components of the cost. It is a comprehensive subject and not many people know about it. The PM tried to explain in detail."

Stating that the government is working to strengthen agri-marketing in a big way, modi said the efforts are being made to link rural mandis to APMC wholesale markets to the global market to enhance farmers income.Farmers income

In the recent budget, grameen retail agriculture markets have been envisaged. 22,000 rural haats will be upgraded with the necessary infrastructure, and integrated with APMC and the e-NAM platform, he said.

Farmers can market their produce in a better way through farmers producer organisations (fpos), which has been exempted from income tax, on the lines of cooperative societies, in the budget, he added.

Modi, who also launched e-marketing portal for organic products, said this platform is a new chapter in agri-marketing reform. This will be a huge benefit to farmers.

To reduce input costs, the government has taken various steps like soil health card and neem coating of urea besides completing pending irrigation projects with an outlay of rs 80,000 crore.

Stating that the farm sector is facing challenges affecting farmers income, he said, the government is working with a holistic approach to deal with these challenges and is committed to double farmers income by 2022 and making their lives easier.Being spread

He pitched for beekeeping, solar farming, organic farming, bamboo cultivation and biowaste management to supplement income and also appealed farmers to stop crop burning by adopting farm machinery.