NAFED procures 5,340 metric tonne of kharif urad in 3 states.

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India has procured 5,340 metric tonne of urad grown during the kharif season in three states. The procurement under the price support scheme started last month and was underway in Rajasthan, Telangana and Karnataka. Rajasthan accounted for the maximum procurement at 4,292 metric tonne. Over 4,700 farmers have sold their crop to the agency. NAFED started procuring urad as market prices fell below the minimum support price of 5,400 rupees per 100 kg, inclusive of a bonus.