The MSP for paddy or unhusked rice has been hiked by a moderate 5% to Rs. 1,310 per quintal (100 kg). A normal monsoon is expected to increase the area sown for rice, the main summer staple, thereby raising total output, as the country is likely escape a drought for the fourth straight year. Farmers will now get Rs. 4,300 per quintal for tur, a commonly consumed pulses variety, which constitutes a raise of Rs. 450 or 12%. heir talent.” He added.