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Madhya Pradesh reopens wheat procurement window to help rain-hit farmers

The initial deadline for registration was February 28, which was extended till March 5

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to reopen the registration window for wheat procurement for three days from March 22 after sudden unseasonal rain widely damaged standing crops in the state.

The initial deadline for registration was February 28, which was extended till March 5.

The state government also announced a financial aid of Rs 32,000 per hectare and early crop insurance payment in the event of 50 per cent crop loss.

Reopening the procurement window will give the farmers, who had missed out on the first instance, another opportunity to sell their wheat through official procurement channels at the pre-fixed minimum

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 6:30 PM IST

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