Amid reports of fall in onion prices in mandis, the government has directed its procuring agencies to take immediate measures. It has been directed to send and sell to consumption centers simultaneously. It has directed the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) and the National Consumer Cooperative Federation of India (NCCF) to buy onions from farmers.
Nafed will start onion procurement
Cooperative organization Nafed will start procurement of Kharif onions through three mandis in Gujarat from Thursday after the fall in onion prices in the wholesale markets, so that farmers can get relief. The Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs has given this information. NAFED will start procuring onions from Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, Gondal and Porbandar mandis from March 9. More centers will be opened if needed. “Farmers are requested to bring their good quality and dried stocks to the procurement centers so that they can get better prices from these centres,” the ministry said.
Farmers will be paid online
The statement said that the payment to the farmers would be done online. The ministry said that the central government has come up with this scheme of market intervention to provide immediate relief to the farmers from the falling onion prices in the state. According to the statement, Nafed will procure Kharif onions to address the problem of falling onion prices in Gujarat and this step will provide stability to the onion market in the state.
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