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Government procures 34546 MT of pulses from farmers during Kharif season

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 13:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct.26 (ANI): The government agencies have procured 34546.69 MT pulses- Moong and Urad as on 25.10.2016 during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS).

Institutions like the FCI, NAFED and SFAC are procuring Kharif pulses from the farmers to ensure the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops in pulses producing states.

So far, the FCI has procured 8166.71 MT, NAFED 23510.13 MT and SFAC 2869.85 MT Moong and Urad since the arrival of the Kharif crop during ongoing KMS 2016-17.

The government has set up the procurement target of 50,000 MT Kharif pulses during current KMS for its buffer stock. (ANI)