Procurement of Pulses and Oilseeds steady during lockdown

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10th May, New Delhi: Procurement of Pulses and Oilseeds has been steady across India. States took various measures to follow Covid-19 guidelines released by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare for procurement.

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, under the guidance of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, is taking several measures to facilitate farmers and farming activities at field level during the lockdown period.

A total of 3206 designated procurement centers for Rabi pulses and oilseeds have been created in eleven (11) States for steady procurement of Oilseeds and Pulses.

Over 241 LMT Wheat arrived during Rabi Season 2020-21, more than 233 LMT purchased.

The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar is regularly monitoring the situation.

The updated status is given below:

Status of procurement of crops by NAFED during lockdown period:

  • 2.74 Lakh MT Gram (Chana) has been procured from 9 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
  • 3.40 Lakh MT Mustard has been procured from 5 States namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana.
  • 1700 MT of Sunflower has been procured from Telangana.
  • 1.71 Lakh MT Toor has been procured from 8 States namely Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Odisha.

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