UP govt to buy mung, urad and groundnut under PSS scheme, farmers will get payment within 3 days

UP News: Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi government has brought good news for farmers. The government has issued guidelines on implementation of Price Support Scheme (PSS) for procurement of pulses (mung and urad) and oilseeds (groundnut) for the 2023-24 Kharif season in Uttar Pradesh. Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Dr. Devesh Chaturvedi held a meeting with foodgrain purchasing companies. This time, he informed that 3,240 MT of mung and 2,96,400 MT of urad and 27148 MT of groundnut have been procured under price support scheme for Kharif 2023-24 season in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (PSS) has been decided by the state government. The support price of groundnut has been fixed at Rs 6760 per quintal, support price of urad at Rs 6950 per quintal and support price of mung at Rs 8558 per quintal.

From October 25, 2023, procurement centers will be set up in those districts of the state where the crop is producing well, so that it can be easily procured from farmers at their nearest locations. The time of purchase will be 90 days from the due date.

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Collection is being done by PCF, PCU and Mandi Parishad. NAFED has been designated as the nodal for procurement of pulses and oilseeds. The farmers from whom pulses and oilseeds will be purchased, will be paid directly into their bank accounts within 3 days of purchase.

Farmers can register online

Farmers can register online from their mobile or public convenience center. For registration, farmers need to enter their mobile number along with their Aadhaar card number, to which the OTP will be sent. Then they can register. Farmers should note that registration can be done from the same mobile number registered with Aadhaar and Bank. Due to which, if Aadhaar is linked with PFMS and bank account at the time of payment, the money will reach the account. Also, there should be no difference between name, father’s name, aadhaar and bank passbook.

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