Assam government has decided to procure for the first time mustard seeds

By Bikash Singh

The government has approved to procure 45,793 MT mustard seeds under PSS for Rabi Season 2023 at an MSP of 75450 per quintal against the Market rate of Rs 4500-4800 per quintal.

This procurement will be done through two centers, Raha (Nagaon) and Amingaon (Kamrup Rural) and nine other centres have been advertised and more such centres will be operationalised in a phased manner

This procurement will be done through Assam State Agricultural Board and Assam Food and Civil Supplies Corporation as the State Level Agencies and NAFED as the Central Agency.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that procurement period will be between May 29, 2023 to August 26, 2023. “Individual farmers can sell up to 25 quintals of their Fair Average Quality produce per day having moisture content less than 8% and foreign matter less than 2%. Additional quantity can be sold on consecutive days. Beneficiary farmers to receive MSP within 3 working days of sale of stock directly in their bank accounts.”

He added that agriculture development officials to assist in issuing necessary farmer certificates. Individual farmers are encouraged to register themselves through e- Samriddhi portal. This exercise will generate additional income of approximately 250 crores for the farmers and will give a significant boost to the state’s economy.”

This article has been republished from The Economic Times

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