As the farmers are facing plunging tur prices because of a bumper crop, the state has already arranged to have an additional one lakh tons of tur procured by the NAFED. This procurement has not yet started in full swing.
A government resolution issued today said if there is demand, the state would again approach the Centre.
The GR asked all the divisional commissioners to provide daily reports of tur procurement. If the demand for purchase continues after 90 per cent of the one lakh tons of tur is procured, the state will make a request to the Centre to give additional procurement quota, it said.
Every farmer approaching the procurement centre will get a wait-list token, and get a phone call a day before the procurement date of his or her tur, so that it can be then transported to the centre, the GR stated.
This procedure was followed in Jalna and Osmanabad and it was successful, the GR said.
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