Over 3,273 MT Moong procured since arrival of new crop benefiting 330 farmers 

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New Delhi, Sept 21: Since the start of arrival of new crop in the market, the Government agencies have procured 3273.16 MT Moong as on Sept 19, 2016 benefiting 330 farmers. The Government agencies-FCI, NAFED and SFAC have set up about 200 centres to procure Moong direct from farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP)i.e Rs. 4800 and bonus Rs. 425 during kharif 2016-17 season.

Procurement was started in the second week of current month in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Parades, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Agencies have been directed to publicize their procurement activities among farmers through various modes in local languages in pulses producing States so that farmers can get the benefit of MSP.

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