CM Chouhan addresses about moong cultivation

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that our government will pay full price for the hardwork of the farmers. The state government is committed to make agriculture a profitable business, doubling the income of farmers. That is why the announcement was made on June 8 to purchase summer moong at support price as it has been grown with hard labour. Registration was done on a war footing and now the process of procurement is being started. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was virtually launching the procurement process of summer moong from Mantralaya. Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Ajit Kesari and other officers were present. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Agriculture Minister Shri Kamal Patel, officers of Agriculture Department, District Collectors and field staff deserve congratulations for starting the process of registration and procurement in little time. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also interacted virtually with the farmers of the districts.

There will be full arrangements for protection from rainwater at procurement centres

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the purchase of summer moong during the rainy season is a difficult task. Farmers have worked hard during the summer months to produce record moong. Due to low price on account of high production, it was decided to purchase moong at support price. This decision has stabilized the prices of moong. In view of the rainy season, procurement centres have been set up at such places where moong can be saved from getting wet.

So far 2 lakh 32 thousand farmers get registered

Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel informed that moong has been cultivated over more than 6 lakh 82 thousand hectares in the state. So far 2 lakh 32 thousand farmers have been registered. The first five districts with maximum registration are Hoshangabad, Harda, Narsinghpur, Sehore and Jabalpur respectively. The announcement of support price of Rs 7,196 per quintal has brought a big relief to the farmers.

Youth of I-T sector are adopting farming

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted with moong growing farmers of Hoshangabad, Harda and Jabalpur. Shri Santosh Kumar Raghuvanshi of Hoshangabad said that as the canal has become operational, production has been more than expected. Shri B.D. Arjaria of Jabalpur said that farmers are getting rich due to the pulse development schemes. As a result of the farmer-friendly policies of the government, many youths of the region migrated to Hyderabad, Poona and Bangalore for jobs in the I-T sector. They are coming back to their villages and adopting profitable cultivation of paddy, gram, urad and moong.