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Govt procured 8.9 mn tonnes of oilseeds, pulses from FY16 to Dec 2018: Min

The agri minister said 89 lakh tonne of oilseeds and pulses were purchased till December 2018 as against eight lakh tonnes purchased between 2010-11 to 2013-14

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Radha Mohan Singh
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

The government has purchased 89 lakh tonnes of and from 2015-16 to December, 2018 and the process is on, Agricultrue Minister said in on Friday.

Replying to a query during the Question Hour in the Upper House, the Minister said 89 lakh tonne of and were purchased till December 2018 as against eight lakh tonnes purchased between 2010-11 to 2013-14.

He said the purchases were made under price support scheme (PSS) through agriculutre cooperative NAFED and purchases were on.

In reply to another query, he said MSP operation was initiated in states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and within 24 hours as prices of certain commodities like potato had fallen 10 per cent in view of higher production.

The procurment was undertaken in the ratio of 50:50 sharing of funds by the Centre and states.

First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 15:15 IST
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