Red gram farmers a happy lot now

Red gram farmers a happy lot now
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Good news for red gram farmers as the crop is being purchased close to minimum support price in the agriculture market The farmers are transporting the yield to the market though the price in the market is lesser by Rs 99 compared to price at purchasing centersThe market server slowed down all of a sudden after the staff started gate entry works in the market on Wednesday

Tandur: Good news for red gram farmers as the crop is being purchased close to minimum support price in the agriculture market. The farmers are transporting the yield to the market though the price in the market is lesser by Rs 99 compared to price at purchasing centers.The market server slowed down all of a sudden after the staff started gate entry works in the market on Wednesday. Gate entry is done between 10 am and 12:30 pm to enter all the details of red gram which arrives at the market.

Procurement of the crop could not be done as the entire day was spent on collecting the details of the farmers. As a result, the produce was piled up at the gate on the next day in the market.Farmers sold a total of 7,000 quintals red gram as of now at purchasing centers. Markfed has failed to clear dues of Rs 3.97 crore to the farmers. The farmers are transporting the crop to the market as the prices are closer to MSP.

As many as 6,000 quintals of red gram has reached the market on Tuesday of which 2,000 quintals were sold. About 6,500 quintals of the crop has arrived on Wednesday.It is learned that a total of 8,400 quintals red gram was piled up in the market. According to estimates, the value of the yield is Rs 4.68 crore.Staff weighed purchased red gram and bags were transported to Kondurg godown in Shadnagar.

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