– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Government of India has declared Minimum Support Price (MSP) for mature dehusked coconut for the season 2020 at Rs. 2700/- per quintal, thus hiking the MSP by 5.02% from Rs. 2571/- per quintal during season 2019.
Giving this information on Tuesday, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar, said coconut being a small holder’s crop, aggregation and arranging copra making facility at farmer’s level was not common. Even though MSP for milling copra is Rs. 9960/- per quintal for 2020 crop season, declaration of higher MSP for dehusked coconut would ensure immediate cash to the small farmers, who were unable to hold the product and who are having insufficient facility for copra making.
“This will be a relief to the coconut farmers who are already affected by the pandemic and the consequent disruption in the supply chain,” he said.