MINIMUM SUPPORT PRICES
(According to Crop Year)
                  (Rs. per quintal)
Sl. No. Commodity Variety   2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06

(#)increase   in

                       Spl. Drought       MSP 2005-06
                         relief price       over 2004-05
  KHARIF CROPS                  
1 PADDY Common 510 530 530 20 550 560 570 10(1.8)
    Grade 'A' 540 560 560 20 580 590 600 10(1.7)
2 JOWAR   445 485 485 5 505 515 525 10(1.9)
3 BAJRA   445 485 485 10 505 515 525 10(1.9)
4 MAIZE   445 485 485 5 505 525 540 15(2.9)
5 RAGI   445 485 485 5 505 515 525 10(1.9)
6 ARHAR(Tur)   1200 1320 1320 5 1360 1390 1400 10(0.7)
7 MOONG   1200 1320 1330 5 1370 1410 1520 110(7.8)
8 URAD   1200 1320 1330 5 1370 1410 1520 110(7.8)
9 COTTON F-414/H-777/J34 1625 1675 1675 20 1725 1760 1760 0(0.0)
    H-4 1825 1875 1875 20 1925 1960 1980 20(1.0)
10 GROUNDNUT IN SHELL   1220 1340 1355 20 1400 1500 1520 20(1.3)
11 SUNFLOWER SEED   1170 1185 1195 15 1250 1340 1500 160(11.9)
12 SOYABEEN BLACK 775 795 795 10 840 900 900 0(0.0)
    YELLOW 865 885 885 10 930 1000 1010 10(1.0)
13 SESAMUM   1300 1400 1450 5 1485 1500 1550 50(3.3)
14 NIGERSEED   1025 1100 1120 - 1155 1180 1200 20(1.7)
  RABI CROPS                  
15 WHEAT   610 620 620 10 630 640    
16 BARLEY   500 500 500 5 525 540    
17 GRAM   1100 1200 1220 5 1400 1425    
18 MASUR (LENTIL)   1200 1300 1320 5 1500 1525    
19 RAPESEED/MUSTARD   1200 1300 1330 10 1600 1700    
20 SAFFLOWER   1200 1300 1300 5 1500 1550    
21 TORIA   1165 1265 1295 10 1565 1665    
  OTHER CROPS                  
22 COPRA Miling 3250 3300 3300 - 3320 3500 3570 70(2.0)
  (Calender Year) Ball 3500 3550 3550 - 3570 3750 3750 70(1.9)
23 JUTE TD-5 785 810 850 - 860 890 910 20(2.2)
24 SUGARCANE@   59.50 62.05 69.50 - 73 74.50 79.50 5(6.71)
25 TOBACCO(VFC) Black Soil                                                F2 Gr) 26.00 27.00 28.00 - 31.00 32.00    
  (Rs. per   kg.) Light Soil L2 Gr) 28.00 29.00 30.00 - 33.00 34.00    
                     
@ Statutory Minimum Price (SMP) linked to a basic recovery of 8.5 % with proportionate premium for every 
  0.1% increase in recovery above that level. The SMP for 2002-03 includes the one time drought relief
  of Rs. 5 per quintal recommended by CACP. For 2005-06 SMP is linked to basic recovery of 9.0%.
                     
# Figures in brackets indicate percentage increase.          
                     
For rabi crops the  MSPs are in respect of crops marketed in 2005-06 (April-March).