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Gujarat govt starts tur purchase at MSP

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 17, 2017

The Gujarat government on Tuesday announced commencement of the procurement of pulses (tur) at the minimum support price (MSP) levels as the market prices continued to dwindle amid higher crop estimates.

Government agencies through the Centrally appointed nodal agencies NAFED and FCI started tur procurement at MSP rates ₹1,010 per 20 kg or ₹5,050 per quintal at Jamjodhpur or Jamnagar district in presence of State agriculture minister Chimanbhai Sapariya. In Gujarat, GujCot and Gujarat State Warehousing Corporation started the tur procurement at the MSP rates.

According to the government statement, tur sowing has touched 3.36 lakh hectares this year, which will see production of tur at 3,52,000 tonnes.

For the year 2016-17, the Centre has fixed tur MSP at ₹4,625 and additional ₹425 as bonus, which works out to Rs 5050 per quintal. However, market prices remained lower than the MSP rates amid higher crop prospects, the government decided to procure at MSP, benefiting farmers.

Giving an update on the groundnut procurement at the MSP rates, the minister Sapariya stated that so far state government agencies have procured groundnut to the tune of 1.62 lakh tonnes worth ₹680 crore. The price is being paid to the farmers through RTGS directly in their accounts, the minister informed in a statement.

Published on January 17, 2017
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