Nafed fails to make headway in tur, soya procurement

National Agricultural Cooperative Internet marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has not procured tur (arhar) or soyabean in Latur, 1 of the largest tur marketplaces in Maharashtra. Even though it has started off procurement operations for tur and soya, farmers who utilized to queue up at procurement centres are promoting their create to traders in the open up market the place they are getting a a lot bigger price than the MSP.

“The MSP for tur is Rs six,000 and soya (yellow) Rs 3,800 for every quintal. But in the market, farmers are getting between Rs six,900 to Rs seven,five hundred for every quintal for tur, and about Rs 4,seven-hundred for every quintal for soya. The inflow of tur in the market is fewer this year and hence costs are climbing up,” reported NAFED official, Y. E. Sumthane, in Latur. He included that on average NAFED procures 2-3 lakh quintals of tur from Latur. “This year we have not procured anything at all so significantly,” reported Sumthane speaking to BusinessLine.

Hari Mokashe, a regional in Latur, reported that unseasonal rains experienced influenced tur cultivation and farmers are unwilling to market to the NAFED. “The genuine cultivation charge is a lot much more than the MSP and hence farmers are promoting their create in the open up market if they get very good costs. However, MSP need to keep on as it is a slide-again possibility,” he reported.

Sominath Gholwe, a farmer and agriculture researcher reported, “It is pretty doable that the costs in the marketplaces are inflated artificially. At quite a few locations, traders never present market costs and acquire create just earlier mentioned the MSP price. Right now, costs of tur and soya are high due to the fact creation is fewer. This could not be the scenario when there is enough create available in the market, and hence MSP is important.” He reported farmers are susceptible and could be exploited in any of the present market techniques.


Farmers oppose import of dal

Tur farmers have opposed the All India Dal Mill Association’s desire to import tur at management selling prices.

The Association has approached the authorities trying to find imports to stabilise the selling prices. In accordance to the Association, although the crop is 20 for every cent lessen this year, the desire from significant potential buyers has pushed up selling prices.


“The authorities need to make your mind up on the import coverage, no matter if it is tur or onions. On the 1 hand, the authorities is eager to apply the new farm regulations indicating that farmers need to compete in the open up market. On the other hand, it imports agri commodities if costs go up. Federal government goes by well-liked sentiment when it comes to tur or onion selling prices likely up. When farmers undergo heavily thanks to glut creation and small selling prices, no one comes to rescue us,” reported Bharat Dighole, President, Maharashtra Point out Onion Growers’ Association.

In the meantime, the price of tur arrived at Rs six,950 for every quintal in the Jintur market in Maharashtra on Monday. In other marketplaces, the price was earlier mentioned Rs six,000 for every quintal.