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Gram Price: While the prices of Mustard, Cotton and Mustard are running more than the Minimum Support Price (MSP) in the markets of Maharashtra, farmers are yearning to get a good price of Gram. They are being forced to sell gram at a rate of about Rs 1100 less than the MSP.
The farmers tried to increase the production by changing the cropping pattern during the Rabi season and it was also successful. This year there has been a record production of gram in Maharashtra. Despite this, they are disappointed with the lack of increase in the income of the farmers. This is because since the beginning of the season, only once the price of guarantee given by the government was found in the market. Prices of Soyabean, Arhar and Gram (Gram Price) has been declining continuously for the last eight days. While people involved in the processing industry stocked gram due to more arrivals, now the price of gram has come down to just Rs 4100 per quintal in many places. While its Minimum Support Price (MSP)MSP) is Rs 5230 per quintal.
In such a situation, now the farmers have no option but to sell it at the procurement center fixed by the government. The difference between the guarantee center and the open market price is Rs 1,130 per quintal. Earlier, the farmers were preferring to sell the produce in the open market due to the confusing rules of the procurement centre. To sell the crop at the procurement centers decided by the government, registration will have to be done. In which there is an obligation to give land records etc.
increase in arrivals
The arrival of gram has increased in the markets of Maharashtra. Because its season is going on now. Market experts say that this is also one of the reasons for the fall in prices. In the last phase of Rabi season, the price of soybean is also on the ground. Farmers are also insisting on storing it. Farmers are bringing the produce by estimating the price. But those people who are short of money are compelled to sell them at a cheaper price than the MSP. Now the price picture has changed, soybean prices have been declining for the last one and a half months. Now the hopes of a hike in prices are getting tarnished.
Huge difference between purchase center and open market price
While at present the rate of cotton, mustard and wheat is running more than the MSP in many open markets, the price of gram is very low. The procurement of gram has started in the state through NAFED. Still the farmers are not getting the benefit. Maharashtra is a good producer of gram. Since the beginning of the season, the rate at the procurement center is higher than in the open market. Despite this, the farmers insisted on selling gram in the open market. But earlier there was a difference of only Rs 300 in the price, but now this difference has reached more than Rs 1100.
What is the price in Latur Mandi
The arrival of soybean, gram and tur has started in Latur. Soybean prices continue to fall in the last phase of the season. Chana is Rs 4100 per quintal in Latur market. The price of tur has also started declining. The guaranteed price of tur is Rs 6,300 while the open market rate is Rs 6,100. Trader Ashok Agarwal said that overall the prices of all agricultural commodities have started falling and farmers are advised to sell the produce only after studying the market. If possible, store it.
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