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Uttarakhand to pay Rs 20 a quintal bonus on wheat

IANS  |  Dehradun 

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat here on Tuesday announced a Rs 20 bonus on every quintal of wheat procured in the state.

"The government would give a bonus of Rs 20 per quintal to farmers in addition to the Rs 1,840 support price, set by the central government," Rawat said.

The announcement was made at a meeting convened to make preparations for procurement for the rabi season 2019-20, government officials said.

All payments to farmers would be through an online system, he said and added all dues would be cleared with immediate effect.

The government targets to procure 2 million tonnes wheat this year.

Rawat asked the Agriculture Department officials to increase the number of godowns with over 1 million capacity.



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First Published: Tue, March 05 2019. 18:34 IST