Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot writes to PM Modi to increase procurement price of moong beans under MSP

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has written to PM Narendra Modi for increasing the procurement price of moong beans under MSP by 25 to 40% and for extending the procurement period till January 31

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increasing procurement price of moong beans under MSP by 25 to 40% and for extending the procurement period till January 31.

The state government has procured 2.36 metric tonne moong beans against the target of 2.39 lakh metric tonne during the procurement period of 90 days from over 1.67 lakh farmers, officials said.

Rajasthan has recorded a high yield of moong beans in the kharif season and farmer organisations in the state have demanded an increase in procurement price from 25 to 40% under Centre’s MSP scheme

After the 90-day period, procurement from 52,308 registered farmers was still pending, Gehlot said in the letter addressed to the prime minister on January 16.

Rajasthan has recorded a high yield of moong beans in the kharif season and farmer organisations in the state have demanded an increase in procurement price from 25 to 40% under Centre's MSP scheme, the letter read.

On thursday January 17, RLTP leader Hanuman Beniwal had raised the issue of farmers and procurement of moong beans, saying farmers were suffering

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