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Himachal Pradesh Budget 2024: Government hikes MSP for milk; check revised prices

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Feb 17, 2024 01:29 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh CM announced the hike in MSP for milk while presenting the state Budget in the legislative assembly.

Presenting his second state Budget, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday announced hiking the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cow milk and buffalo milk.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu before presenting the State Budget 2024-25(PTI)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu before presenting the State Budget 2024-25(PTI)

The chief minister holds the finance portfolio in the state.

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The MSP on cow milk has been raised from 38 to 45 per litre and buffalo milk from 38 to 55 per litre, he said.

The CM announced Rajiv Gandhi Prakriyat Kheti Yojna, under which 36,000 farmers -- 10 farmers from every panchayat -- will be trained in natural farming techniques.

Sukhu further said universal cartons will be introduced for apple packaging and horticulture tourism will be encouraged.

He reiterated the state government's resolve to make Himachal Pradesh a green state by 2026.

He said the state government announced a special package of 4,500 crore for disaster-affected people after last year's monsoon, and added that the Centre had not given any special package.

He said it was due to the financial mismanagement of the previous BJP government in the state that Himachal's total debt stood at 87,788 crore.

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