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Start timely crop procurement during upcoming season 2022-23, Haryana CS directs officers

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Chandigarh, February 9, 2022: Haryana Chief Secretary, Sanjeev Kaushal has directed the officers that during the upcoming procurement season 2022-23, arrangements should be made to identify procurement centres, start timely procurement and storage etc.

Sanjeev Kaushal was presiding over a meeting here today to review the arrangements being made for the procurement of Gram, Mustard and Sunflower crops in the upcoming Rabi procurement season 2022-23 under the Price Support Scheme. Managing Director, HAFED, A Srinivas was present in the meeting.

It was informed in the meeting that the government would start the procurement of Mustard from March 28, Gram from April 1 and Sunflower from June 1. It was also informed that during the procurement season, the State Government will procure Mustard at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs. 5050 per quintal, Gram at Rs. 5230 per quintal and Sunflower at Rs. 6015 per quintal.

It was informed in the meeting that Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, Hafed and Food and Civil Supplies Department would identify mandis and procurement centres besides preparing the procurement programme.

It was informed in the meeting that during the year 2020-21, about 13.13 lakh metric tonne Mustard was produced on 15.98 lakh acres of land, while 14.82 lakh metric tonne Mustard is expected to be produced on 18.67 lakh acres of land during the year 2021-22. Similarly, during the year 2020-21, on about 88,000 acres of land, 36,000 metric tonne Gram was produced, whereas during the year 2021-22, about 40,000 metric tonne Gram is likely to be produced on 89,000 acres of land. Apart from this, 25,000 metric tonne of Sunflower was produced from 30,000 acres during the year 2020-21, while during the year 2021-22, there is a possibility of production of 30,000 metric tonne Sunflower on 37,000 acres of land.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr. Sumita Misra, Additional Chief Secretary, Excise and Taxation, Anurag Rastogi, and Director General, Agriculture Department, Hardeep Singh, besides other officers joined through video conferencing.

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