Sikkim withdraws MSRP of horticulture produce
GANGTOK :The state government abjures the notification of farm gate procurement rate and Maximum Selling Retail Price (MSRP) on all organic food items. With the announcement, the farmers are free to sell the vegetables on the basis of rate of demand and supply.
The move was taken on the backdrop of strict regulations undertaken by the government to monitor the MSRP , but it was met with protest from the farmers across the state , demanding to be allowed to sell their vegetables at the rates of their choice.
Further the officials highlighted that that the SIMFED and Horticulture department is not obliged to buy any vegetables from the farmers, and market is open to all the farmers.