Farm minister says Centre to procure kharif urad, moong in Gujarat.

The Centre has approved the Gujarat government’s proposal for procurement of moong and urad crop grown in 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) kharif season. The central government has given approval for procurement of 16,000 metric tonne moong and 20,750 metric tonne urad from farmers in Gujarat at the minimum support price. The government spend 2.01 billion rupees to procure the pulses. The government has decided to procure the pulses as their prices have fallen below the MSP in key markets of the state Minimum support price for urad in 2017-18 was fixed at 5,400 rupees, including a bonus, and for moong, it was fixed at 5,575 rupees, including a bonus. The government had approved procurement of these pulses in Maharashtra late last month.