Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Govt aware about poor lot of State rice growers

By Spl Correspondent
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print

NEW DELHI, April 3 - Confirming that the government is aware about deplorable socioeconomic condition of the rice growers in Assam, the Centre today said that procurement of foodgrains, including rice by agencies, depends upon multiple factors like production, market surplus, minimum support price (MSP), prevailing market rates, demand-supply situation, participation of private traders, etc., to increase outreach of MSP and to devoid the farmers from distress sale in the eastern states, including Assam.

Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said the State government is taking steps to ensure remunerative price for the paddy growers in Assam by way of introducing a paddy procurement programme since the kharif marketing season (KMS). The government has engaged the Food Corporation of India, Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, National Cooperative Consumers� Federation of India Ltd and National Federation of Farmers� Procurement, Processing and Retailing Cooperatives of India Ltd for paddy procurement in the State.

The target for procurement in the current KMS was fixed at 1,10,000 metric tonnes and 28,783 metric tonnes have already been procured till March 26.

More in Entertainment
Next Story
Similar Posts
Govt aware about poor lot of State rice growers

NEW DELHI, April 3 - Confirming that the government is aware about deplorable socioeconomic condition of the rice growers in Assam, the Centre today said that procurement of foodgrains, including rice by agencies, depends upon multiple factors like production, market surplus, minimum support price (MSP), prevailing market rates, demand-supply situation, participation of private traders, etc., to increase outreach of MSP and to devoid the farmers from distress sale in the eastern states, including Assam.

Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said the State government is taking steps to ensure remunerative price for the paddy growers in Assam by way of introducing a paddy procurement programme since the kharif marketing season (KMS). The government has engaged the Food Corporation of India, Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, National Cooperative Consumers� Federation of India Ltd and National Federation of Farmers� Procurement, Processing and Retailing Cooperatives of India Ltd for paddy procurement in the State.

The target for procurement in the current KMS was fixed at 1,10,000 metric tonnes and 28,783 metric tonnes have already been procured till March 26.

More in Entertainment
Similar Posts