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Budget 2018: The problem with Arun Jaitley's MSP promise to farmers

While the FM made the government's intention clear, his proposal did not include concrete measures for its implementation.

There is no denying that the farm sector needs a serious boost. There is also no denying that farmers are a sizeable and powerful vote base, which can turn against flawed policies as was demonstrated in the recent Gujarat Assembly elections and Rajasthan by-polls today.

So, when finance minister Arun Jaitley's announced that the (MSP) for notified kharif crops would be 1.5 times of the cost incurred

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