Adhering to a bumper groundnut crop projection soon after a record sowing of the oilseeds for kharif 2020-21, the Gujarat authorities on Wednesday declared to perform MSP operations for groundnut procurement beginning November 19.

Jayesh Radadiya, Minister for Meals & Civil Supplies, Governing administration of Gujarat, declared the conclusion taken at the State Cupboard conference right now.

Radadiya also said that while the announcement is getting designed now, the procurement will get started soon after Diwali on November 19 on the auspicious day of ‘Labh Panchami.’

The dates for registrations of farmers will be declared shortly.

Arrivals have begun in the markets with charges in the range of ₹3,330-5,030 per quintal at Gondal APMC on Wednesday, a great deal fewer than the minimum amount support selling price (MSP) of ₹5,275 preset by the Centre for the Kharif 2020 time.

Output estimates

The Gujarat government’s initial progress estimate has projected an all-time superior groundnut crop at fifty four.65 lakh tonnes for Kharif 2020. The expected generate for the present year is expected to be decrease at 2,637 kg/ha, as in opposition to 2,764 kg/ha final year.

The State is the premier producer of the oilseed in the place.

Very last year in 2019-20, the fourth progress estimate experienced projected India’s kharif groundnut crop at eighty three.67 lakh tonnes, of which much more than fifty per cent or about 45 lakh tonnes was Gujarat’s contribution.

Farmers have also expressed worries on the damages to the groundnut crop owing to heavy flooding subsequent monsoon rains about the past just one month. The State authorities has declared compensation for the losses exceeding 33 per cent for the flood-strike farmers.

Procurement operations

The State Civil Supplies Department has been appointed as the nodal agency to perform the procurement operations. The minister has not clarified on the amount to be procured from the farmers. Typically, the mandate for the procurement agencies is for the quantities up to 25 per cent of the total crop.