Madhya Pradesh makes a record of ideal procurement

21 Jun 2018
Madhya Pradesh makes a record of ideal procurement

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated the officials of the departments concerned for completing crop procurement in the state with unprecedented success. He said that procurement of wheat, paddy, gram, moong and mustard was a challenging task. Major decisions had to be taken and difficulties have been combated. Successful and peaceful procurement is a great achievement for Madhya Pradesh despite the odd conditions. All department concerned did commendable work for bringing procurement work in ideal stage by working hard day and night. This has been possible with coordinated efforts of all departments, agencies and farmers.

CM Chouhan instructed to systematically study the system of ideal procurement and prepare a guideline. He said that other states are also influenced by Madhya Pradesh's ideal procurement system and want to know the strategy behind the successful procurement.

The Chief Minister said that the cooperation and mutual coordination between agencies related with procurement and farmers were commendable at all stages. He congratulated officials and field staff of mandi, NIC, FCI, NAFED, cooperatives and government banks, RBI, railways, finance department, cooperatives, warehousing corporation, civil supplies corporation, food department, MARKFED. and also asked to give them appreciation certificate.

Make a plan for marketing in districts

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is a need to work on planning for marketing of agriculture produce in all the districts. He said that in order to use maximum information technology in making procurement system more effective, a workshop of experts should be organised. Discussions should continue on better measures for doubling farmers' income. He instructed to carry out a study of procurement system in Bihar and Kerala.

Farmers got Rs 19 thousand 500 crore

It is worth mentioning that in the Rabi year 2018-19, procurement of 73.13lakh metric tonne wheat was made from 96 lakh farmers, 19.2 lakh metric tonne gram, lentils and mustard was procured from 7.33 lakh farmers. A total amount of 19 thousand 500 crores was distributed to farmers.