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Wheat Harvesting Continues Briskly amid Lockdown; Read Procurement Status of Pulses & Oilseeds

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Amidst the lockdown, the wheat harvesting across the country is continuing at a brisk pace. SOP related to crop harvesting and threshing in Kharif 2020 are being adhered to by the farmers and workers. The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Government of India has circulated the SOP to the States for compliance so as to protect health of farmers & farm workers and to contain the spread of Corona Virus.

Wheat harvesting in states:

States reported that about 98-99% of wheat crop has been harvested in Madhya Pradesh, 92-95 percent in Rajasthan, 85-88% in Uttar Pradesh, 60-65% in Punjab, 55-60% in Haryana, and 87-88% in other States.

Procurement status of pulses & oilseeds amid lockdown:

The procurement of Pulses and Oilseeds at MSP from farmers under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) scheme in Rabi 2020-21 season is presently in progress in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Maharashtra.

The Procurement Status of these crops in lockdown period is mentioned below:

  • 72,415.82 MT Gram (Chana) is from 5 states i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

  • 1,20,023.29 MT Toor Dal has been procured from seven states which are Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Odisha.

  • 1,83,400.87 MT Mustard has been procured from three States namely Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

The National Horticulture Board (NHB) collected details on “Available Planting Material” of fruits and vegetables from 618 NHB-accredited nurseries across the country. The same information has been disseminated to Confederation of Indian Horticulture (CIH), Commodity-based Growers’ Associations, State Horticulture Missions, NHB State Offices & all the related stakeholders. So as to facilitate the farmers to procure choice planting material for the ensuing planting season, the NHB has uploaded this information on the website 

Source: PIB

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