Government increase wheat MSP by Rs 110 for the 2023-24 marketing season

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 October 2022 has approved an increase of Rs 110 per quintal in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of wheat   and has also approved an increase in all the mandated Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24.

The highest increase has been for lentil (Masur) at Rs.500/- per quintal followed by rapeseed and mustard at Rs.400/- per quintal.  

The increase in MSP for Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24 is in line with the Union Budget 2018-19 announcement of fixing the MSP at a level of at least 1.5 times of the All-India weighted average Cost of Production, aiming at reasonably fair remuneration for the farmers.  

MSP for all Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24 (All figures are in Rs per quintal)


2022-23 MSP 

2023-24 MSP

Increase in MSP













Lentil (Masur)




Rapeseed & Mustard








Focus on Pulse and Oil seeds Production

India is one of the largest importers of pulses and oil seeds in the world and the government is making efforts to increase the production and productivity of the two crops.

Oilseeds production has increased from 27.51 million tonnes in 2014-15 to 37.70 million tonnes in 2021-22 (4th advance estimates)

 In case of pulses productivity has been increased from 728 kg/ha (2014-15) to 892 kg/ha (4th Advance estimates, 2021-22) i.e. 22.53% increase.  

Similarly, in oilseed crops productivity has been increased from 1075 kg/ha (2014-15) to 1292 kg/ha (4th Advance estimates, 2021-22).

Minimum Support Price (MSP)

MSP is the minimum price at which the government guarantees to buy the selected crops from the farmer. This is done to assure farmers that their produce will be bought by the government at a guaranteed price. 

However, the government is not bound to buy the crops of every farmer. 

Who decides MSP? 

The MSP price is calculated by an expert committee under the ministry of Agriculture. The expert committee is called CACP (Commission for Agricultural Costs and Price). It recommends the MSP to the Agricultural ministry and the ministry announces the MSP. However the Agricultural Ministry is not bound to accept the recommendation of the CACP. 

When is MSP Announced ? 

MSP is announced by the Agricultural ministry twice a year. One during Kharif season and another during Rabi season. 

Crops under MSP

The Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) recommends MSPs for 22 mandated crops and fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane.

The mandated crops are;

  • Cereals - Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Sorghum, Pearl millet, Barley, Ragi
  • Pulses - Chickpea / Gram, Tur, Moong, Urad, Lentil
  • Oilseeds - Peanut, Rapeseed, Soyabean, Sesame, Sunflower, Safflower, Niger seed
  • Commercial crops - Copra, Sugarcane, Cotton, Raw jute.

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