Concerned over crash in groundnut prices below the MSP, Karnataka Agriculture Minister Byre Gowda today demanded that the central government start procurement of the commodity and protect farmers' interest.
The issue was discussed in detail at a meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, who has promised to look into the matter.
"Groundnut crop is very good in the state. As a result, prices have fallen below the minimum support price (MSP). We have asked the Centre to start the procurement," Gowda told
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