More redgram to be procured this year

Centre agrees to State plea on higher procurement

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has agreed to the Telangana government’s request to enhance the quantity of redgram procurement in the State this year under the price support scheme in the wake of better yield achieved with the help of favourable weather conditions.

Agriculture Production Commissioner of Telangana C. Parathasarathi met Union Agriculture Secretary S.K. Pattanayak and Joint Secretary Ashish Kumar Bhutani in Delhi on Tuesday and explained them about the estimated production and the need to procure higher quantity of the food crop to sustain the interest of farmers in the cultivation of pulses.
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