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Centre procures 4.25 lakh tonnes of groundnut under price support scheme

Peanut Market News February 13, 2019

Centre procures 4.25 lakh tonnes of groundnut under price support scheme

4,25,406 lt (or 42,54,065 quintal) of groundnut has been procured from 2,10,379 farmers of the state, Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (GSCSL) said.

THE OPERATION of procurement of groundnut from farmers by the central government under price support scheme (PSS) ended in Gujarat on Tuesday with the government procuring 4.25 lakh tonnes (lt) of oilseed from 2.10 lakh farmers of the state at the cost of Rs 2,127 crore.

S S Srivastava, manager of Gujarat branch of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED), said that the PSS operations in the state came to an end in the evening.

“The procurement operation which had begun on November 15 has formally come to an end today. As of now, 4.25 lt of groundnut has been procured. But we will get the actual figure by around midnight and the final figure is likely to remain around 4.30 lt. Almost all the farmers who had got themselves registered, procurement of their groundnut has been completed and therefore, for now, the procurement operation is over,” Srivastava told The Indian Express.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/centre-procures-4-25-lakh-tonnes-of-groundnut-under-price-support-scheme-5581272/


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