Open minimum support price centres for millet in Rajasthan, demands Ashok Gehlot

As the state government has failed to send a proposal, the matter is stuck, Gehlot said, adding that the government is turning a blind eye to the demand of farmers.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published: December 18, 2016 7:10 pm
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Farmers in Rajasthan are facing problems due to non-availability of minimum support price (MSP) mechanism for millet, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Sunday. Gehlot said that under the central pool system, purchase of millet under MSP is done by the state government and it should send a proposal to the Centre.

As the state government has failed to send a proposal, the matter is stuck, Gehlot said, adding that the government is turning a blind eye to the demand of farmers. Immediate action should be taken considering the problems of farmers, said Gehlot in a statement.

Presently, MSP centres for moong dal at the rate of Rs 4800 have been opened but decision on opening such centres for groundnut, millet etc is yet to be taken.

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