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Delhi govt allocates Rs 100 cr for providing MSP to farmers

PTI
Published : Feb 26, 2019, 2:00 pm IST
Updated : Feb 26, 2019, 2:00 pm IST

Delhi is the first state in the country to implement the Swaminathan Commission report on farming sector: Sisodia.

Manish Sisodia. (Photo: PTI)
 Manish Sisodia. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday announced an allocation of Rs 100 crore for providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers as recommended by the Swaminathan Commission.

Presenting Delhi government's annual budget for 2019-20, Sisodia said Delhi is the first state in the country to implement the Swaminathan Commission report on farming sector.

 

"To provide 1.5 times of MSP to farmers of Delhi, as per Swaminathan Commission report, the 2019-20 budget allocates Rs 100 crore," he said presenting budget in the Delhi Assembly.

The Deputy Chief Minister also announced a new 'Smart Agriculture Scheme' for farmers in Delhi.

Tags: deputy cm, manish sisodia, swaminathan commision, msp
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi