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.BJD decided to launch a state-wide agitation against the NDA government

Bhubaneswar21/6/17;: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has termed the Centre’s decision to hike the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 80 per quintal as “disappointing,” and his party, the ent.BJD today decided to launch a state-wide agitation against the NDA government

The farmers’ issue is a national issue and cannot be solved without the support of the union government, Patnaik said adding, “The decision of the Centre on MSP yesterday is totally disappointing.”

BJD vice-president and Odisha’s Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister S N Patro called upon farmers to oppose the Centre’s decision of increasing the MSP on paddy. He said the state government would ask the Centre to revise its decision on the MSP on paddy.

“The hike in paddy MSP is very less. Even if the state wants to support the farmers with bonus, it cannot do so due to restrictions imposed by the Centre,” he said.

The union agriculture ministry had yesterday announced its decision on paddy MSP and proposed to increase it from Rs 1,470 to Rs 1,550 per quintal.

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