Procurement of gram, masoor and mustard till June 9 on MSP


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Gram, masoor and mustard will now be procured on minimum support price in state till June 9. Earlier the procurement period was April 10 to May 31. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave these instructions during the procurement review meeting today. Chief Secretary B.P. Singh was also present during the meeting. CM Chouhan directed to make better arrangement to procure gram, masoor and mustard on minimum support price. Additional centres should be opened if the number of farmers rises 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. Chouhan said that better arrangements have been made for procurement of wheat. He said 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 lakh 88 thousand farmers have got registered for procurement of gram, masoor and mustard. As many as 347 procurement centres have been opened in state. Procurement limit of 25 quintal per hectare from each farmer has been withdrawn. About Rs 1677 crores will be transferred to the bank accounts of 10 lakh 21 thousand eligible farmers of 51 districts under Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana in a programme to be organized on coming April 15 and 16. Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary to the CM Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao and other senior officials were present during the meeting.

Farmers should reach purchase centres only on receiving SMS

Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Department has appealed to all the farmers of the state that should come to the procurement centres only on receiving SMS date of purchase of their product. All registered farmers should come with their registration numbers at the centres and get the numbers entered at the centres.