Bhopal, Mar 15: Procurement of wheat on support price is beginning in the state from March 16. This year, wheat will be procured on support price at Rs. 1525 per quintal. In view of Simhastha procurement will be made in Ujjain district from March 16 to April 20. In Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal and Narmadapuram divisions, procurement will be made from March 16 to May 14. In Gwalior, Chambal, Sagar, Jabalpur, Rewa and Shahdol divisions, procurement will be made from March 25 to May 26. Over 19 lakh 34 thousand farmers have registered themselves to sell wheat on support price. This year, 3000 procurement centres have been set up in the state.
Adequate arrangements have been made for gunny bags. During procurement, about 3 lakh bales will be needed.
Estimate of procuring 75 lakh MT wheat this year
Estimate of procuring 75 lakh MT wheat has been figured out this year. For this, about 3000 procurement centres have been set up. Last year, 73 lakh 9 thousand MT wheat was procured. Payment of Rs. 10 thousand 184 crore was made to farmers. To save farmers from inconvenience, arrangements have been made to send the SMS informing them about date of procurement. State Civil Supplies Corporation has been appointed nodal agency for wheat procurement on support price. Arrangements have also been made for safe storage of procured wheat.