[op-ed snap] When a higher MSP is not the solution

  1. The govt. decided to go in for large-scale imports instead of raising the minimum support price (MSP) for pulses.
  2. On paper, the government could have boosted pulses output by increasing the MSP.
  3. In reality, pulses are one crop that has proved relatively impervious to price signals.
  4. A higher MSP will only translate into higher prices, hurting the poor in both rural and urban areas.
Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Produce
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