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To promote crop diversification, Chhattisgarh govt to procure pulses at MSP

While farmers will get Rs 6,600 for a quintal of 'arhar' (pigeon pea), 'urad' (black gram), those selling 'moong' (green gram) to the government society will be entitled to Rs 7,755 a quintal as MSP

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The procurement of urad and moong will be taken up from October 17, 2022 to December 16, 2022 while farmers can sell their arhar yield from March 13, 2023 to May 12, 2023.

R Krishna Das Raipur
To propel farmers to take pulse crops, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to procure ‘arhar’, ‘urad’ and ‘moong’ at minimum support price (MSP) in the current kharif marketing season 2022-23.

While farmers will get Rs 6,600 for a quintal of ‘arhar’ (pigeon pea), ‘urad’ (black gram), those selling ‘moong’ (green gram) to the government society will be entitled to Rs 7,755 a quintal as MSP. State-run Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Marketing Federation (Markfed) will be the nodal agency for the procurement of pulses at support price.

“There has been a constant decrease in the acreage of pulse crops in the state

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First Published: Jul 21 2022 | 5:47 PM IST

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