Gram, masoor, mustard to be procured till June 9: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Apr 2018 09:47:38



Staff Reporter

GRAM, masoor and mustard will now be procured on minimum support price in State till June 9. Earlier, procurement period was April 10 to May 31. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave these instructions during the procurement review meeting on Tuesday. Chief Secretary B P Singh was also present during the meeting.Moreover, CM Chouhan directed to make better arrangement to procure gram, masoor and mustard on minimum support price. Additional centre’s should be opened if the number of farmers increases at the purchase centre. The transport of procured grain should be made on time and the procurement work should be constantly monitored. Adequate arrangement of storage should be made. CM Chouhan said that better arrangements have been made for procurement of wheat. He added that farmers should be given information about the amount deposited in their accounts under Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana on time.

It was told during the review meeting that 14,88,000 farmers have got registered for procurement of gram, masoor and mustard. As many as 347 procurement centres are set-up in State. Procurement limit of 25 quintal per hectare from each farmer has been withdrawn. About Rs 1,677 crore will be transferred to the bank accounts of 10,21,000 eligible farmers of 51 districts under Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana in a programme to be organised on coming April 15 and April 16.Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary to the CM Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Neelam Shami Rao and other senior officials were present during the meeting.