Due to global pandemic Corona, this time the Government had to implement lockdown, but the hard work and the spirit of the farmers of the State was the highest this time. This is the reason that this time in the history of Madhya Pradesh, the highest number of wheat purchases was recorded.
In terms of wheat procurement, Madhya Pradesh is second in the country after Punjab. Even in this widespread crisis, till May 20, 19.52 lakh farmers registered for the sale of wheat, which is the highest in the last five years.
At the same time, there was an encouraging growth even when registered farmers reached the procurement centers. Last year, out of 19.81 lakh registered farmers, 9.66 lakh ie 49 per cent farmers had actually sold their crop by going to the procurement centers, but by May 20 this year 13.87 farmers ie71 per cent of 19.52 lakh farmers went to the procurement center themselves and sold the crop.
This time, other means such as sale deeds and private procurement centers were also arranged for the farmers to sell their crops,
but due to the strong arrangement and other services provided by the State Government at the procurement centers, the farmers visited their procurement centers on priority for crop deal.
During the same period last year, 73.65 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured from the farmers of the state, but this time 110 lakh metric tonnes have been procured from 15 lakh farmers so far. There are still a few days left to complete the month of May. In such a situation, this record of earning will certainly be stronger, which will set a record in itself.
Along with the purchase, the farmers are also being paid as soon as possible. Total 12,000 crore has been paid to 12 lakh farmers against wheat procured in support price till May 22.
Proper arrangements for storage have also been made by the Government; now 85 percent of the wheat procured has been transported and stored safely.
The process of procurement and payment is going on continuously, according to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, every grain of their produce will be purchased from farmers of the state.