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Moong, Urad should be purchased on M.S.P.

23 Jun 2017
Moong, Urad should be purchased on M.S.P.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh met Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution Shri Ramvilas Paswan in New Delhi today. CM Chouhan told that this year there has been bumper production of onions and pulses in Madhya Pradesh. Due to bumper production, there has been a drastic fall in prices which is a cause for concern.

CM Chouhan told about the purchase of pulses particularly moong, urad and arhar on support price. He urged that along with NAFED, F.C.I should also be made procurement agency and the procurement of cereals like wheat and paddy should be continued.

CM Chouhan said that the practical problems that have to be faced before making aadhar verification mandatory under National Food Security Act should also be taken into account. CM Chouhan told that there is not net and internet connectivity at fair price shops in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. Biometric verification of many beneficiaries is not possible as their thumb impression is not clear. Besides, farmers are not habitual with the use of aadhar and bio equipments. He urged that the time period of this scheme should be extended up to September 2017.

Union Minister Shri Ramvilas Paswan assured Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to extend all possible assistance through the ministry to tackle the situation created due to bumper production.