Punjab government asks Centre to rise wheat MSP to Rs 3,104

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has sent its recommendation to the Centre for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) of Rabi crops. Based on the cost of production, there has been a demand to set the price of wheat at Rs 3,104 per quintal for the year 2025-2026.

Last year, for 2024-2025, Rs 3,077 was demanded, but currently, the support price is Rs 2,275. The government hopes this increase will improve the economic condition of the farmers.

Each year, the state government sends its recommendations to the central government, proposing the MSP based on the costs of Rabi and Kharif crops. The central government then assesses these proposals based on rates from all states.