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Govt to appoint grading officer in Maha for pulse procurement

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Centre will appoint a grading officer from the NAFED panel to bring transparency in procurement of pulses in Maharashtra, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha today.

The officer will be drawn from the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of NAFED), a body of farmers, he said.

The move will ensure adequate procurement of pulses under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) in Maharashtra, Singh today.

"The procurement of pulses in Maharashtra, specially of moong, urad and soybean, was not sufficient due to inefficiency of grading in the state.

"So to bring transparency in this process we will appoint a grading officer from the NAFED panel," he said.

Singh was speaking to reporters after a meeting with Agriculture Minister Pandurang Phundkar and officials of his department here.

Singh also chaired a meeting of the State Cooperative Marketing Federation, which was attended by Phundkar, Co-operation Minister Subhash Deshmukh and other officials.

The minister said after procurement farmers will get dues in their bank account withing three days. "It has been decided that farmers will get their payment within three days after procurement in their bank account."

Further, Singh said the government has decided to give relaxation on agriculture produce affected due to rain and moisture.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 18:13 IST