Hapur News – Wheat Procurement Center closed, farmers left with 1.91 tons of food grain

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Wheat procurement center closed, farmers left with 1.91 tons of grain
Hapur. Tuesday was the last day of weighing in the wheat malls. So far 33,924 tons of wheat have been bought in the district, but about 1.91 lakh tons of wheat are still left with the farmers. The extension of the deadline did not give the farmers any advantage either, in seven days only 1,066 tons of wheat could be procured.
Sourcing of wheat in the county began on April 1st. For this purpose, 31 centers were set up and the last purchase date was set for June 15. This time the government bought wheat without setting a target. As a result, more than three times as much wheat was procured compared to previous years. Given the zeal of the farmers, the purchase date has been extended to June 22nd.
But from June 15, the district administration reduced the number of centers to 14. Of these, 13 of 14 centers remained closed for the first two days, only one was procured. After that, however, procurement began at four centers. Since the date was extended, only 1,066 tons of wheat have been procured in seven days.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, this year wheat was sown in an area of ​​45 thousand hectares of the district. The total production was 2.25 lakh metric tons. Only 33,924 thousand tons of wheat could be procured in government centers, while 1.93 lakh tons of wheat remained.
63.25 crore paid
The department has paid farmers 63.25 billion rupees for the wheat procured from the county’s farmers. While the final payment of Rs 3.75 crore was also shortly requested.
Hard to sell on MSP
With the closure of government procurement centers, selling wheat at MSP will now prove to be a challenge in the open market. Because wheat is only bought in the market up to Rs 1700. In such a situation, it becomes difficult for farmers to make a profit from the harvest.
The rest of the payment will be made soon
No orders have been received from the government to extend the purchase date. The final consideration was made on Tuesday and most of the payments were made to the farmers. The balance will be paid shortly .– District Marketing Officer, Suresh Yadav.

Wheat procurement center closed, farmers left with 1.91 tons of grain

Hapur. Tuesday was the last day of weighing in the wheat malls. So far, 33,924 tons of wheat have been bought in the district, but about 1.91 lakh tons of wheat are still left with the farmers. The farmers did not benefit from the extension of the deadline either, in seven days only 1,066 tons of wheat could be procured.

Sourcing of wheat in the county began on April 1st. For this purpose, 31 centers were set up and the last purchase date was set for June 15. This time the government bought wheat without setting a target. As a result, more than three times as much wheat was procured compared to previous years. Given the zeal of the farmers, the purchase date has been extended to June 22nd.

But from June 15, the district administration reduced the number of centers to 14. Of these, 13 of 14 centers remained closed for the first two days, only one was procured. After that, however, procurement began at four centers. Since the date was extended, only 1,066 tons of wheat have been procured in seven days.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, this year wheat was sown in an area of ​​45 thousand hectares of the district. The total production was 2.25 lakh metric tons. Only 33,924 thousand metric tons of wheat could be procured in government centers, while 1.93 lakh metric tons of wheat are left.

63.25 crore paid

The department has paid farmers 63.25 billion rupees for the wheat procured from the county’s farmers. While the final payment of Rs 3.75 crore was also shortly requested.

Hard to sell on MSP

With the closure of government procurement centers, selling wheat at MSP will now prove to be a challenge in the open market. Because wheat is only bought in the market up to Rs 1700. In such a situation, it becomes difficult for farmers to make a profit from the harvest.

The rest of the payment will be made soon

No orders have been received from the government to extend the purchase date. The final consideration was made on Tuesday and most of the payments were made to the farmers. The balance will be paid shortly .– District Marketing Officer, Suresh Yadav.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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