Purchase of moong, urad and soybean has started in 101 purchase centres in the state and efforts are being made to seek the government’s permission for purchasing groundnuts, cooperative minister Ajay Singh Kilak said.
Till now, 52,000 farmers have registered themselves online of which 20,000 farmers have been allotted the date and quantity of produce for selling. The value of the produce has been transferred online in the account of 27 farmers on an experimental basis and the officers have been directed to transfer the amount soon in the account of the farmers.
Cooperative department registrar and principal secretary Abhay Kumar visited the purchase centre at Kishangarh cooperative society and had a word with NAFED officers to resolve the problems faced by farmers on checking quality of moong. He said the colour of moong had changed in this area and maximum farmers were dismissed from selling their produce since the surveyer was considering it in partial damaged category.
Kumar said that till now, moong, urad and soybean worth ₹24 crore have been purchased from over 3,000 farmers and the purchase process is set to gain momentum gradually. He said money will be transferred to all farmers for their produce by Diwali.
Rajasthan State Cooperative Marketing Federation (Rajfed) managing director Veena Pradhan took stock of arrangements at purchase centres in Vijaynagar, Sarwad, Kishangarh, Naseerabad and Kekri and said the problems being faced by farmers were resolved on spot. With the online purchase process, farmers will be free from uncertainty of selling their produce and they can sell it easily on the prescribed date.