April 18, 2024

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Madhya Pradesh to procure 95 lakh tonnes of wheat this year


Irrespective of a delayed start to wheat procurement, Madhya Pradesh has so much procured over 66 lakh tonnes (63.sixty seven lakh tonnes until Monday) as towards 53 lt in the corresponding period of time previous year and is properly on the route to accomplish the upwardly revised procurement concentrate on of ninety five lt, claimed a senior Condition formal on Tuesday.

Until Monday, Food items Company of India (FCI) and Condition agencies that procure wheat for FCI at minimum amount support selling price (MSP), have procured 252.5 lt of wheat from 10 wheat-increasing States in recent rabi advertising and marketing time as againsr 292.61 lt in the corresponding period of time in the previous time.

Procurement centres

“We have elevated the range of procurement details for farmers by practically 1,000 this year. And farmers have to appear to the centre with the text messages that they received from the company. We gave desire to compact and marginal farmers,” claimed HS Parmar, Joint Director at the Condition Food items Office, in Bhopal.

“We have saved the primary procurement concentrate on of ninety five lt, which might go up even further to a hundred lt. In comparison, we procured seventy three lt previous year,” he claimed. Aside from having an enhance in acreage below wheat, the crop this year far too was good. As a outcome, a bumper crop is expected, he claimed.

Condition-clever knowledge

Madhya Pradesh is now ranked 2nd in conditions of quantity of wheat procured right after Punjab, which procured practically one hundred fifteen lt, as opposed with 121 lt for the duration of the exact same period of time previous year.

Uttar Pradesh is yet another Condition which is lagging in wheat procurement. As towards 19 lt in the exact same period of time previous year, the Condition company has procured only near to twelve lt until Monday.



PTI adds: In Haryana, the range of mandis for wheat, which was at first at 389, have been elevated to 1,895 right after addition of 1,507 new centres, even though 112 new procurement centres have been extra for mustard. Likewise, thirty mandis or procurement centres have been set up for gram.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala claimed that wheat is being procured at a minimum amount support selling price of ₹1,925 a quintal, mustard at ₹4,425 and gram at ₹4,875.

Sanjeev Kaushal, Added Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Office, claimed that 62.forty four lt of wheat has been procured from three,ninety nine,432 farmers in the Condition in the previous 19 days. As a lot as 5.69 lt of mustard has been procured from 2,10,319 farmers.

Mustard and wheat procurement in the state commenced from April 15 and April twenty, respectively.