Uttar Pradesh to pay 10 rupees/100 kg extra for wheat procurement.

Uttar Pradesh will pay 10 rupees over and above the minimum support price for wheat procurement in the state. The incentive given to the farmers to pay labour to load and transport their produce to wheat procurement centres. To eliminate the role of middlemen in procurement operations, the state government will check farmers Aadhar cards and account books while making payments to them. Govt has opened 5,000 procurement centres across the state and govt is targeting to buy 8 million tonne wheat from farmers in the current marketing year against 7.97 million tonne purchased in the previous year.