Nationwide Agricultural Cooperative Marketing and advertising Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has not procured tur (arhar) or soyabean in Latur, one particular of the largest tur markets in Maharashtra. However it has started procurement operations for tur and soya, farmers who employed to queue up at procurement centres are selling their create to traders in the open up marketplace in which they are acquiring a substantially better cost than the MSP.
“The MSP for tur is Rs six,000 and soya (yellow) Rs 3,800 for every quintal. But in the marketplace, farmers are acquiring between Rs six,900 to Rs seven,500 for every quintal for tur, and about Rs four,700 for every quintal for soya. The influx of tur in the marketplace is less this calendar year and that’s why charges are climbing up,” claimed NAFED formal, Y. E. Sumthane, in Latur. He added that on typical NAFED procures two-3 lakh quintals of tur from Latur. “This calendar year we have not procured nearly anything so far,” claimed Sumthane speaking to BusinessLine.
Hari Mokashe, a regional in Latur, claimed that unseasonal rains had afflicted tur cultivation and farmers are unwilling to sell to the NAFED. “The actual cultivation value is substantially a lot more than the MSP and that’s why farmers are selling their create in the open up marketplace if they get very good charges. However, MSP ought to proceed as it is a tumble-back option,” he claimed.
Sominath Gholwe, a farmer and agriculture researcher claimed, “It is pretty doable that the charges in the markets are inflated artificially. At a lot of places, traders do not offer you marketplace charges and obtain create just previously mentioned the MSP cost. Today, charges of tur and soya are significant since output is less. This could not be the scenario when there is enough create readily available in the marketplace, and that’s why MSP is vital.” He claimed farmers are susceptible and could be exploited in any of the present marketplace systems.
Farmers oppose import of dal
Tur farmers have opposed the All India Dal Mill Association’s demand from customers to import tur at handle selling prices.
The Association has approached the federal government trying to get imports to stabilise the selling prices. According to the Association, while the crop is twenty for every cent decreased this calendar year, the demand from customers from substantial customers has pushed up selling prices.
“The federal government need to choose on the import policy, whether it is tur or onions. On the one particular hand, the federal government is keen to put into practice the new farm legislation stating that farmers ought to compete in the open up marketplace. On the other hand, it imports agri commodities if charges go up. Governing administration goes by well-known sentiment when it comes to tur or onion selling prices heading up. When farmers experience seriously because of to glut output and very low selling prices, no person comes to rescue us,” claimed Bharat Dighole, President, Maharashtra State Onion Growers’ Association.
In the meantime, the cost of tur achieved Rs six,950 for every quintal in the Jintur marketplace in Maharashtra on Monday. In other markets, the cost was previously mentioned Rs six,000 for every quintal.