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Ten million Maharashtra farmers in stress as state government ignores MSP issue
Outgoing UPA Govt. has strike last blow to debt trapped 10 million cotton and soybean growers of Maharashtra state mainly from crisis driven and farm suicide hit Vidarbha and Marathawada, when recommendations of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) has recommended Rs. 50 to nil hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) to main cash crop cotton, soybean, paddy and pluses (tur) for next Khariff season 2014-15.

The decision was was made public just before Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha and Marathwada region adding fuel to farmer’s unrest against ruling the Govt.

CACP recommendation are contradictory to base formula of calculating cultivation cost and deciding MSP and announcing the MSP when CACP chairman Dr. Ashok Gulati has already announced the plan to step down in February last in ill intended, will ruin the complete agrarian economy of region hence Mahrashtra farmers urged Indian Govt. to ignore these CACP recommendations, Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Jnandolan Samiti informed in a press release today.

Here is CACP 2014-15 final recommendation


Cultivation cost

State recommendation

In year 2013

Last year MSP


Cotton (Medium staple                                         

Rs.6,800 per quintal

Rs.6200 per quintal

   3700 - 3750  


- Cotton (long staple)                      

Rs.7,200 per quintal

Rs.6400 per quintal

4000 - 4050                          


Soyabean (black )-                            

Rs.5000 per quintal

Rs.4800 per quintal

2500 - 2500                            


soyabean (yellow)

Rs.5200 per quintal

Rs.5000 per quintal

2560 - 2560                          



4300 - 4350                          



Rs.2200 per quintal

Rs.2000 per quintal

1310 - 1360                            

- 50 

Vidarbha Jnandolan Samiti has requested the Uunion Govt. to relook CACP MSP fixed for 2014-15 and revised it to for cotton @Rs.6500/-, soyabean@Rs.5000/-, pulse (Tur) @Rs. 5000/- and paddy @Rs. 2500 per quintal in order to avoid another spiral farm suicides in Maharashtra , informed Kishore Tiwari of VJAS in a letter to Indian Govt. with copy to Maharashtra chief minister .

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