The Government of India has announced minimum support prices (MSP) for paddy and coarse grains for KMS 2012-13, with effect from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

A release by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) said the price per quintal for paddy grade ‘A’ was fixed at Rs. 1,280 and for paddy common it is Rs. 1,250. Other grains were priced at Jowar Hybrid (Rs. 1,500), Jowar Maldani (Rs. 1,520), Bajra (Rs. 1,175) and Ragi (Rs. 1,500).

The A.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation, together with Indira Kranthi Pathakam self-help groups would procure paddy directly from farmers on the MSP rates, while A.P. Marketing Federation would buy coarse grains.

Further information may be had over the phone numbers 80962-22224 and 80969-60103.