Chhattisgarh Government’s Big Gift to pulses growing farmers ahead of Diwali

  • After purchasing paddy, State Government to procure Moong, Arhar, and Urad at Minimum Support Price
  • Chief Minister launched procurement operations of Arhar, Moong, and Urad at MSP

Raipur ( | Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel on Monday virtually launched procurement operations of Urad, Arhar, and Moong at Minimum Support Price (MSP) in 20 procurement centers across the state. The move aims to encourage farmers to grow pulses and promote the cultivation of pulses in the state. “The procurement of these crops at support price will give a boost to the income of farmers. Farmers will now have the option that they will be able to sell Arhar, Moong and Urad crops whereever they get a higher price”, said the Chief Minister.

Through Chhattisgarh State Co-operative Marketing Federation Maryadit (Markfed), tur and urad crops will be purchased at the minimum support price of Rs.6600 per quintal and moong crop at Rs.7755 per quintal. Keeping in view the convenience of farmers, as many as 20 procurement centers have been established in the state. Urad and Moong will be procured from 17 October to December 16 this year while Arhar will be procured from March 13, 2023, to May 12, 2023. Under this scheme, Arhar will be procured from registered farmers at the rate of 4 quintals per acre, Moong 2 quintals per acre, and Urad 3 quintals per acre.

To avail the benefits of the scheme, the farmers sowing these crops should get themselves registered on the the portal by submitting the photocopy of B-I, P-II, Aadhar card, and bank passbook along with the loan book and application form to the authorities concerned. The registration for the same will end on October 31 this year.