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Rs 75 hike in wheat MSP cruel joke: Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, has described the hike of Rs 75 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat as “a cruel joke on farmers”.

punjab Updated: Nov 07, 2015 21:09 IST

Hindustan Times
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Captain Amarinder Singh(HT Photo )
         

Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, has described the hike of Rs 75 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat as “a cruel joke on farmers”.

In a press statement issued on Saturday here, the former chief minister argued that “in states such as Punjab, where farmers are committing suicide almost every day, this meagre hike will serve no purpose”. He said the market rate of basmati had dropped from Rs 3,400 per quintal last year to Rs 1,400 per quintal this year. He asked the central government to “take the agrarian crisis seriously”.

First Published: Nov 07, 2015 20:09 IST