“As per the report submitted by Agriculture Price Commission, the cost of cultivating red-gram in an acre is between Rs. 18,000 and Rs. 25,000. Considering the per-acre yield between three and four quintal, Rs. 6,500 is required to produce one quintal of red-gram. Based on these calculations, Karnataka government recommended an MSP of Rs. 6,500 a quintal of red-gram, but the Union government gave only Rs. 5,050,” Maruthi Manpade, president, KPRS, said. Karnataka government, he added, should increase its incentive from Rs. 450 a quintal to Rs. 1,500 a quintal so that its own recommendation to Union government would get fulfilled, he added.