BJP's Promised Aid For Bajra Farmers May Yield Little In Rajasthan Polls | Read

PUBLISHED ON: October 18, 2018 | Duration: 3 min, 19 sec

  
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The substantial hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for bajra or pearl millet announced by the union government in July was seen as a key measure by the ruling BJP to win over farmers in election-bound Rajasthan and also parts of Madhya Pradesh. But the delay in government procurement of the grain, a staple in Rajasthan that votes to elect a new government on December 7, has dampened the spirits of the farmers as they are forced to sell their produce at a lower price in the open market.
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