The Odisha Assembly passed a unanimous resolution last evening to urge the Centre to increase in the minimum support price of paddy to 2 thousand 9 hundred 30 rupees from the existing one thousand 4 hundred 70 rupees per quintal.
State Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said a House committee will be formed under the chairmanship of the Speaker taking members from all the parties. The committee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demand the increase in the minimum support price, as the cost of production of paddy has increased over the years.
After over three hours of discussion in the House, government chief whip Ananta Das moved a resolution demanding that the minimum support price of paddy be increased to to 2 thousand 9 hundred 30 rupees per quintal. It was welcomed by all members in the Assembly. It is worth recalling that the Centre fixes the minimum support price for agricultural products.