|30 July 2021, Bhopal: Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar at his office in New Delhi today and discussed about the procurement of summer Moong crop. |
The Chief Minister urged the Center to ensure maximum procurement of Moong crop from the state’s registered farmers at minimum support price so that the farmers can get the full price for their produce.
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Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan also urged the Union Minister to set an additional target of 05 lakh metric tonnes for summer Moong and 0.61 lakh metric tonnes for the summer Urad.Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan informed that the central government has achieved the target of maximum procurement of 34020 metric tonnes of summer Moong and one lakh metric tonnes of Moong crop under the Price Stabilization Fund scheme. In this way a target of procurement of total 1.34 lakh metric tonnes of moong has been achieved. Mr. Chouhan informed that the total production of pulses of the state is 64.94 lakh metric tonnes in the year 2020-21, while the target of total procurement is 17.23 lakh metric tonnes. Hence, 17.23 lakh metric tonne is yet to be procured.Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan informed that about 3.2 lakh farmers have registered for procurement of 12 lakh metric tonnes of Moong in the state.
The state has so far achieved the target of 1.34 lakh metric tonnes of Moong, which is very less.Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar gave a patient ear to the Chief Minister and assured all possible support by the Center.