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  • Govt approves procurement of 14 lakh MT of pulses & oilseeds at MSP in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana

    Published on September 30, 2020

    Government has continued to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at Minimum Support Price (MSP) from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes.

    Ministry of Agriculture said, based on the proposal from the States, approval has been accorded for procurement of over 14 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Pulses and Oilseeds  for the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Haryana.

    It said, for other States and Union Territories, approval will also be accorded on receipt of proposal for Kharif Pulses and Oilseeds.

    Inaugurating six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers about continuity of guaranteed Minimum Support Price and government procurements of agri produce.

    The Prime Minister said major reforms have been brought to empower farmers, workers, youth and women of the country. He criticized the opposition for launching agitation against the reforms in labour and farm sectors.

    The procurement of Paddy during Kharif Marketing Season, 2020-21 has started from 26th September in Haryana and Punjab.

    So far, the Paddy Procurement of 3,164 Metric Tonnes in Haryana and 13,256 Metric Tonnes in Punjab having MSP value of Rs. 31 crore has been done from 1443 farmers of Haryana and Punjab.

    The procurement of paddy for the remaining States began on Monday.

    The Ministry said, so far, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 46.35 Metric Tonnes of Moong having MSP value of 33 lakh rupees benefitting 48 farmers in

    Tamil Nadu. Similarly, 5089 Metric Tonnes  of copra have been procured benefitting 3961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.