Maharashtra crop crisis: Farmers’ response to chana procurement remains poor
Even as the government’s procurement of chana under the minimum support price (MSP) commenced from Monday, farmers’ response to online registration has been very poor.
Senior government officials said that farmers are yet to receive money from the government for tur sold in the last season and therefore the response has been very poor this time. Market sources said that farmers prefer selling it to traders at lower prices as the guarantee of getting money is less under the MSP scheme. Chana prices are currently ruling at Rs 4,100 to Rs 4,300 per quintal while the MSP has been fixed at Rs 4,620 per quintal.