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Mustard cultivation will lead to higher prices, know the cost and profit arithmetic

Mustard Price: Agricultural experts say that mustard cultivation will prove to be better for both farmers and the economy of the country than wheat.

In the case of edible oil, we are dependent on other countries.

Mustard prices are at an all-time high. Last year, on April 2, when farmers were selling it in the mandis at a rate of Rs 3800 per quintal, this year the average price is going up to Rs 5500. Experts of this market are expecting it to reach 8000 rupees in the off season. Agricultural experts say that higher prices than the minimum support price (MSP) will motivate farmers to abandon wheat and sow mustard farming. This will not only increase the income of the farmers, but will also strengthen the economy of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a meeting of the NITI Aayog this year that despite being an agricultural country, India is importing edible oil worth about 65,000-70,000 crore rupees annually. This money spent on imports can go into the account of the farmers of the country. He has started the National Oil Seed Mission for this. Which will cost Rs 19,000 crore in the next five years. Experts say that the high price of mustard will change the attitude of farmers and now this mission will get wings.

Where is the focus?

The Mustard Research Directorate (DRMR) is focusing on its production in those areas where its cultivable conditions exist but there was no trend of farmers there. Therefore, a campaign is going on for this in Northeast and Jharkhand as well. So far Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, UP and West Bengal are counted in mustard producing states (Mustard). Dr. PK Rai, Director of DRMR, says that if mustard prices remain the same, then farmers will focus on oilseeds, excluding wheat and paddy.

With this we will be able to reduce the import of edible oils. This will be beneficial for both the farmers and the economy of the country. The farmers focus on the crops that get good prices. In the season that has passed at present, mustard was sown in about 70 lakh hectares.

Mustard cultivation in water scarcity areas

According to Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), to increase the production of oilseeds in the country, more emphasis will be laid on increasing acreage as well as productivity. There is about 110 lakh hectares of land in the Northeast which remains vacant after taking paddy crop. There will be emphasis on growing mustard. In Punjab and Haryana, where there is a shortage of water (Crisis), the cultivation of oilseeds will be encouraged instead of crops like paddy, wheat and sugarcane.

Why mustard crop will be beneficial against wheat?

Wheat production is taking place excessively.
Therefore, its market rate remains below the minimum support price.
– In this crop, fertilizer and water are consumed more.
– The hard work of the farmer takes more.

Mathematics of price and profit

-Haryana produces both wheat and mustard.
It costs Rs. 70042 per hectare for wheat production.
– 49.28 quintal wheat is produced per hectare in this region.
-Jehun’s MSP is 1975 quintal.
In this way, there will be wheat worth Rs 97,328 in one hectare.
In Haryana, the cost of mustard production per hectare is Rs 52516.
– Here the average yield of mustard is 18.92 quintal per hectare.
– The MSP of Sarson is Rs 4650, but the market price is Rs 5500.
– According to market price, one hectare will yield Rs 1,04,060.

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