important place in pulse crops purchase of gram In this year, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have outperformed all other states. Despite record purchases in many states, the government is yet to meet the target. So far this year, the total procurement of gram has been 25.92 lakh metric tonnes. While the target was kept to purchase 29 lakh metric tonnes. That is, only 89 percent of the target set this year has been bought.
According to a research report by Origo e-mandi, the arrival of gram in the mandis during March 1 to August 31, 2022, has been 15 per cent higher than the same period last year. It has been recorded at 19.7 lakh metric tonnes. The procurement of gram in Maharashtra has reached 98 per cent of the target, 104 per cent in Gujarat, 92 per cent in Madhya Pradesh and 50 per cent in Rajasthan.
In which state how much was purchased?
- This year Madhya Pradesh has purchased the maximum 8.02 lakh metric tonnes of gram.
- 7.60 lakh metric tonnes of gram has been purchased in Maharashtra.
- So far this year, 5.59 lakh metric tonnes of gram has been procured in Gujarat.
- 2.99 lakh metric tonnes of gram has been procured in Rajasthan.
- In Karnataka 74 thousand metric tonnes of gram has been purchased.
- So far 72 thousand metric tonnes of gram has been purchased in Andhra Pradesh.
- Government procurement of 26.45 thousand metric tonnes of gram has been done in Uttar Pradesh.
- The program of government procurement of gram has been completed in all these states.
Chana production estimate
According to the fourth advance estimate of the Union Agriculture Ministry, the production of gram in the country is estimated to be 137.5 lakh metric tonnes with an increase of 15.4 percent on an annual basis. State-wise, gram production in Gujarat is estimated to increase by 49 per cent to 21.4 lakh metric tonnes, in Rajasthan by 20 per cent to 27.2 lakh metric tonnes and in Maharashtra by 15 per cent to 27.6 lakh metric tonnes.
Important contribution to pulse crops
Gram has an important place in pulse crops. In this, it has a share of more than 40 percent. The production of gram is increasing continuously. Due to which there has been a decrease of about 31 percent in its imports. Apna country is not yet self-sufficient in pulses crops. We are importing pulses worth about 10 thousand crore rupees annually. That is why the government is giving incentives for the sowing of pulses. The MSP of gram is Rs 5230 per quintal. Whereas in many states, farmers are getting less price than this.
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