Bengalgram MSP

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Year

MSP (Rs/Qtl)

2008

1730

2009

1760

2010

2100

2011

2800

2012

3000

2013

3100

2014

3175

2015

3500

2016

4000

2017

4400

2018

4620

* Source : CACP, GoI




An increasing trend can be observed in chickpea Minimum Support Prices (MSP) since 2008 to 2018. The increase in MSPs can be attributed to the increased cost of cultivation incurred by the famers and with the aim of providing 50 percent return over cost of production which will aid in doubling farmers’ income*

  • When compared to 2008, there was more than 50 percent increase in prices during 2018
  • MSP announced in 2018 (RS 4620/qtl) gives back the farmer 75.2 percent of the returns to the cost of production Rs 2637/qtl*

* Press Information Bureau, GoI, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare, 03.10.2018