India raises winter crop prices ahead of 2019 elections

FILE PHOTO: Workers remove dust from wheat at a wholesale grain market in Chandigarh, India April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/File photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India raised state-mandated prices for winter crops such as wheat and rapeseed on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to defuse discontent among farmers ahead of elections in 2019. The government announces minimum support prices (MSPs) for most crops yearly to set a benchmark, although state agencies usually buy limited […]

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