February 22, 2024


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Gujarat to begin wheat purchases on Apr 27

In a significant aid for the wheat growers in Gujarat, the State authorities on Tuesday introduced commencement of wheat procurement from April 27.

Purchases will start on April 27 and has to be concluded by May perhaps thirty. Having said that, the State authorities has not established any focus on on the quantity to be procured, but it has requested farmers to sign-up for the method by May perhaps 10.

“Wheat procurement will be completed via the godowns of State Civil Provides Corporation. The registration method will be executed involving April 27 and May perhaps 10 and the procurement method is to be competed by May perhaps thirty,” explained Ashwani Kumar, Secretary to the Main Minister, all through a briefing. The procured wheat will be stored in 219 godowns of the Civil Provides Corporation.

Kumar explained that so far 29,122 farmers have registered for participation. Gujarat has documented total wheat cultivation on 13.ninety five lakh hectares for the rabi season ending February 2020, about 73 for each cent higher than eight.07 lakh hectares documented last year.

Higher MSP

In its third sophisticated estimate for 2019-twenty, the Gujarat authorities put an estimate of 40.36 lakh tonnes (lt) of wheat output, which is up by 67 for each cent from 24.07 lt believed for last year (2018-19). The Centre has preset the MSP for wheat at ₹1,925 for each quintal, ₹85 higher than last year.

“The farmers will be intimated via an SMS about their transform for procurement. They will will need to provide their generate as for each the time and day intimated to them,” Kumar explained, incorporating that all through the entire method, it is essential to preserve safety actions these as social distancing, personal cleanliness, use of masks and hand sanitisers.

Generate for drinking water storage

The State authorities has also introduced ‘Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan’, a desilting drive for ponds and rivers in the State to greatly enhance the drinking water storage and conservation capacities of the reservoirs.

“The drive will start quickly and will go on until June 10. This will protect all ponds, checkdams, bandharas, rivers and other types of reservoirs at village and town level. It will have participation from MNREGA staff, area participation and departmental involvement for deepening these reservoirs,” explained Kumar, incorporating that farmers will not need to pay royalty expenses to choose the soil dug out from the reservoirs for their fields.

The shift is aimed at generating employment at rural ranges, deliver fertile soil to farmers and greatly enhance the State’s reservoir storage capacities before the monsoon sets in.