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Procurement period of groundnut extended from February 4 to 19 | Jaipur News

Jaipur: Groundnut procurement period has been extended from February 4 to February 19. Rajfed managing director Sushma Arora said the groundnut procurement period had been extended to give relief to farmers.
She claimed that 94 per cent of the farmers who sold their produce of groundnut, moong, urad and soybean at support price have been paid. Arora said the farmers had urged the government to extend the groundnut purchase period. Accordingly, Rajfed wrote a letter to the Centre to extend the purchase period of groundnut. Union cooperatives and farmers welfare department has given its approval to extend the period. She informed that till January 16, a yield worth Rs 1590.55 crore had been purchased from farmers of which Rs 1,497.74 crore had been deposited in their accounts.
Payment was being made in the accounts of farmers within three days of procurement.

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