Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray approves subsidy for paddy farmers

The central government has decided minimum support price (MSP) for paddy but there has been a rise in input cost of paddy which is an important Kharif crop, said an official statement issued on December 10.

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In a relief to farmers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved a proposal to provide subsidy to farmers who cultivate paddy. The paddy farmers have been provided with a subsidy of ₹50 per quintal (100 kg). 

The central government has decided minimum support price (MSP) for paddy but there has been a rise in input cost of paddy which is an important Kharif crop, said an official statement issued on December 10.

In the statement, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has approved the proposal which aims to provide subsidy and relief to paddy farmers. 

Earlier in July 2019, the central government increased the MSP for paddy by ₹65 per quintal to ₹1,815 for the 2019-20 crop year. 

Meanwhile, to talk about the reshuffling of bureaucrats in Maharashtra, senior officials Bhushan Gagrani and Vikas Kharge on Monday were appointed as principal secretaries to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. 

Gagrani was the principal secretary to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Another trusted bureaucrat in Fadnavis government, Sachin Kurve has been posted as vice chairman and managing director of Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation. 

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Uddhav Thackeray took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister on November 28 after Shiv Sena formed the government with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). 



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