IEP Chandigarh September 24, 2022
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the State Government is making strenuous efforts to ensure that farmers’ do not face any inconvenience during the procurement of Kharif crops starting from October 1. He added that hassle-free procurement is our utmost priority.
The Chief Minister was holding a meeting with top officers on the purchase of Kharif crops on Thursday late evening. Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister JP Dalal was also present during the meeting.
Crops like Paddy, Millet, Maize, Moong, Sunflower, Groundnut, Til, Arhar and Urad etc. will be procured during the marketing season 2022-23. Adequate arrangements for mandis have been made in this regard.
It was also decided in the meeting that the average yield of 30 quintal per acre will be considered in the main paddy yielding districts of the state for procurement at MSP and 28 quintal per acre in other paddy districts will be considered for procurement at MSP.
Keeping in view of the demand of Arhtiyas Association, it was also decided in the meeting that Rs. 100 per quintal will be charged instead of 4 percent market fee on paddy which is not purchased at MSP i.e Basmati and duplicate Basmati. Out of which, Rs. 50 will go to Mandi Board and Rs. 50 will be deposited in Haryana Rural Development Fund as cess.
Khattar directed the officers to ensure that all arrangements related to procurement in the mandis are adequate so that the farmers coming to sell their crops do not face any inconvenience. Procurement of crops in a time bound manner, its storage and arrangement of gunny bags in the mandis should also be ensured.
The Chief Minister said that the help desk will also be set up in the mandis as before so that no farmer faces any inconvenience. Officers of the Marketing Board, Agriculture and related departments will be posted on this help desk. The grievances of farmers will also be redressed at the help desk.