Commodities worth over Rs 120 crore procured at MSP in Rajasthan

By Hindustan Times on 18 Oct 2017 | read

Soyabean, groundnut, moong bean and urad dal (black gram) worth over Rs 120 crore has been procured at minimum support price in Rajasthan.

Registrar and principal secretary, cooperatives department, Abhay Kumar said that procurement worth over Rs 120 crore has been done in the state.

Kumar said that an online registration system has been introduced for the procurement of paddy crops and oil seeds for which farmers have shown interest.

While reviewing the procurement of commodities at the Rajasthan State Cooperative Marketing Federation ltd (RAJFED) office here, Kumar informed that procurement at MSP has been done from 14,444 farmers.

He said that 1,03,385 farmers have registered online for selling their crops on MSP and more than 52,000 farmers have been allotted dates for the procurement.

For the convenience of farmers, 92 centers have been set up for the procurement of Moong beans, 36 centers for urad, 23 centers for soyabean and 40 centers for groundnut.