The govt has increased the MSP of Kharif crops by Rs 72 for marketing season 2021-22. Along with this, the govt has approved the allotment of 5 MHz Spectrum in 700 MHz frequency band to Indian Railways for public safety & security services.

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar announced this saying that the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took these important decisions today.


Cabinet decisions: Centre approves hike in MSP for kharif crops, allots 5 MHz spectrum to Railways


Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took three important decisions, including on MSP for Kharif season and allocation of spectrum to Railways for better communication and safety.


The Centre has hiked paddy MSP by ₹72 to ₹1,940 per quintal for 2021-22 crop year from ₹1,868 per quintal last year.


The purpose of the LTE for Indian Railways is to provide secure and reliable voice, video and data communication services for operational, safety and security applications. It will be used for modern signalling and train protection systems and ensure seamless communication between loco pilots and guards. It will also enable Internet of Things(IoT)-based remote asset monitoring, especially of coaches, wagons & locos, and live video feed of CCTV cameras in the train coaches to ensure efficient, safer and faster train operations.