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PM-Aasha: Pulses-Oilseeds’ Purchase from Just 9 States
Under the 'Prime Minister Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan' (PM-AASHA) scheme, the central government has allowed the purchase of pulses and oilseeds from only nice states in the current Rabi Season 2018-19. From these nine states, the target of buying only 24% of total pulse-oilseed production is fixed.
According to a senior NAFAD official, pulses and oilseeds will be procured from Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Haryana in the current Rabi Season, 2018-19. He said these states set a target to procure 43,89,787 tonnes of gram, sunflower, groundnut, moong, urad, lentil and mustard at the minimum support price (MSP). The target of procurement of 22,24,823 tonnes of gram, lentil 2,81,165 tonnes and 16,58 lakh tonnes of mustard has been set at the support price in the current Rabi season of 2018-19. In addition, 63,000 tonnes of groundnuts, 43,228 tonnes of moong, and 1,28,815 tonnes of urad were targeted.
Source- Outlook Agriculture, March 30, 2019
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