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Procurement of pulses and oilseeds continues during the lockdown.

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases data of procurement of crops by National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED)

Status of Procurement of crops by NAFED during the lockdown is summarised below:

  • 17 Lakh MT Gram (Chana) has been procured from 9 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.
  • 67 Lakh MT Mustard has been procured from 5 States namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Haryana.
  • 86 Lakh MT Toor has been procured from 8 States namely Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Odisha.

A total of 277.38 LMT wheat arrived in Food Corporation of India (FCI) out of which 268.90 LMT is purchased in Rabi marketing season 2020-2021.

A total of 3208 designated procurement centers for Rabi pulses and oilseeds are available in eleven states.

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