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Gujarat: Packing requirements lowered for groundnut procurement

October 15, 2020 5:16 am

Usually, NAFED mandates packing of 35 kg groundnut per bag. However, an exception was made in 2018 and 2019 when the government had revised its standard procedure to allow packing of 30 kg groundnut per bag.

MahaFPC eyes retail grocery shops with launch of e-kisan mandi

September 04, 2020 12:22 am

Yogesh Thorat, managing director of MahaFPC, said this e-mandi is aimed at allowing FPCs to tap into retail grocery shops in and around Pune for the supply of specific commodities.

Only 10% free pulses under govt scheme distributed to poor so far

April 24, 2020 8:01 am

According to sources, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), which comes under administrative control of the Agriculture Ministry, has been tasked with ensuring supply of pulses from the buffer stocks it maintains.

Waiting to leave: Truckers in Kashmir live in fear as attacks on non-Kashmiris rise

November 03, 2019 7:21 am

Since Oct 14, there have been a series of attacks on outsiders by suspected militants in South Kashmir. For Hashim and his brothers, truck drivers from Mewat, the fear is real, but now they have little option but to wait for their trucks to be loaded.

Centre begins procuring groundnut from Gujarat

November 02, 2019 6:01 am

The Centre has appointed National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) as the nodal agency for procuring the oilseed from farmers of Gujarat.

First time in 30 years, why NAFED faces challenge

September 11, 2019 7:07 am

NAFED has been tasked with purchasing all the apples that growers bring to sell at mandis in the Valley. A bumper crop, for which there would hardly be any private buyers with all the current movement restrictions, makes it all the more challenging.

NAFED refused to procure from Gujarat: Shaktisinh Gohil

November 18, 2018 4:22 am

NAFED purportedly cited “paucity of scientific warehouses’’ in Gujarat and “the Gujarat State Warehousing Corporation (GSWC) not following the standard operating procedure for safe storage of procured stock’’.

Hardlook—Ground (nut) Report

November 05, 2018 6:21 am

Procurement of groundnut is due to begin next week in the shadow of the irregularities that marred the procurement process last season. The Indian Express tracks the amendments made by the government to avoid a repeat.

Gujarat Government: Over 60,000 farmers registered to sell groundnut

November 05, 2018 5:21 am

The registration process will go till the end of the month and government will start procuring groundnut from farmers through NAFED from November 15.

Hire enough staffers at groundnut godowns, traders tell NAFED

August 30, 2018 5:18 am

At the meeting, SOMA demanded that NAFED give timely delivery of groundnut to traders. This is the second meeting between NAFED and oil millers this year after the meeting in May.