Increase in the registration limit of purchase of moong and groundnut by 20 percent
Cooperative Minister Shri Udayalal Anjana informed on Wednesday that 24 of 7 districts (Bikaner, Sriganganagar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Sikar and Tonk) and 11 districts of Moong (Ajmer, Bikaner, Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, The registration limit has been increased by 20 percent at 48 purchase centers of Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Sikar and Tonk). For moong, till January 23, for groundnut, till February 5, farmers can register at purchase centers or e-Mitra centers.
Mr Anjana informed that in Kharif 2021, moong, urad and groundnut have been procured worth Rs 489 crore so far on support price. Under the 90-day procurement period approved by the Government of India, purchase of moong, urad and soybean will be done by January 29 and groundnut will be purchased till February 15. So far, out of total registered 98 thousand 149 farmers, 93 thousand 475 farmers have been allotted the date of weighing of commodities by Rajfed. Soybean has not been sold by the farmers in the support price scheme because the market price of soybean is higher than the support price rate.
The Cooperation Minister said that due to untimely rains this year, the quality of moong has been affected, due to which the quantity of moong is discolored and damaged in many mandis. On this, the Government of India was requested to allow the purchase of 10 percent quantity of damaged grains in the quality parameters of moong instead of 3 percent permissible quantity. By not accepting this request by the Government of India, instructions have been given to purchase moong according to the prescribed quality parameters.
Managing Director Rajfed Smt. Sushma Arora informed that 41 thousand 561 metric tonnes of moong has been purchased from 21 thousand 900 farmers. The amount of which is about 302 crores. 33 thousand 647 metric tonnes of groundnut has been procured from 14 thousand 814 farmers. The amount of which is Rs 187 crore. Online payment of Rs 308 crore has been made to 23 thousand 162 farmers in their accounts for pulses and oilseeds purchased from farmers on support price. He said that the officers have been instructed that pulses and oilseeds should be procured at the purchasing centers as per the norms set by the Government of India.