Like Kerala, TN should fix MSP for vegetables: Ramadoss


Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS): The Tamil Nadu government should follow its Kerala counterpart in fixing minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables, source it from farmers, and retail it, PMK founder S. Ramadoss said on Tuesday.

Citing the high prices of tomatoes at the retail end, he said while the it was sold at about Rs 180 per kg, the farmers got just about Rs 35 per kg.

Ramadoss said in Kerala, tomatoes were retailed at about Rs 56 per kg and a major share has gone to the farmers.

He said the Kerala government last year had fixed the MSP for 16 vegetables and fruits.

The prices were minimum and the Kerala government would buy the products from the farmers if the market price goes below the MSP.

Ramadoss said when Covid-19 was at its peak, Tamil Nadu's Horticultural Department bought the vegetables and sold it to the people. Similarly, it can do that after fixing the MSP.

  

Top Stories


Leave a Comment

Title: Like Kerala, TN should fix MSP for vegetables: Ramadoss



You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image