NAFED procures 56,583 tonne of 2016-17 rabi chana crop for buffer.

The pace of procurement is slow now, but could pick up if the rains take a break. The agency had started procuring the pulse last month when prices fell below the minimum support level of 4,000 rupees per 100 kg, including a bonus of 200 rupees. Procurement is being carried out in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Around 42,580 tonne of the pulse has been procured in Rajasthan, 12,730 tonne in Madhya Pradesh, 967 tonne in Uttar Pradesh, and the rest in Haryana.