The federal government procurement of paddy from farmers on the minimal help value (MSP) for the present advertising and marketing season will start from October 1 in western Uttar Pradesh and from November in the whole state.
Disclosing this data at a press convention right here on Wednesday, agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi stated, “The federal government has fastened a minimal goal of buying 70 lakh MT paddy from farmers this yr.” He stated the paddy could be bought by means of authorities procurement centres on the charge of ₹2,183 per quintal.
Claiming that acreage of pulses and oilseed in the state had elevated over time, Shahi stated the federal government would promote cultivation of ‘chana, ‘matar’ and ‘masoor’ amongst kharif crops.
The minister stated the federal government had put in 22,514 photo voltaic pumps to this point beneath the PM-KUSUM. “The state authorities has made a budgetary provision of ₹46.20 crore to distribute one other 30,000 photo voltaic pumps to farmers this yr,” he stated.
Shahi additional stated that as many as 43.975 mini kits with 1170 quintal of seeds was distributed to farmers to advertise cultivation and consumption of millets in the state.
Replying to a query on crops and different losses because of heavy rains in the state, he stated the federal government had issued instructions to officers for immediate monetary help to affected folks. “Evaluation of crop losses will likely be made, and farmers will likely be compensated accordingly,” he stated.