UP: Important decision of UP cabinet- policy approved, wheat will be procured at the rate of Rs 2125 per quintal
Amar Ujala Network, Lucknow Published by: Dushyant Sharma Updated Wed, 12 Apr 2023 01:34 AM IST
The state government has given green signal to the wheat procurement policy. This approval has been given through cabinet by circulation. Under this, wheat will be procured at the rate of Rs 2125 per quintal. This purchase will be done through 6000 centers of Food Department, Mandi Parishad, PCF, UP Cooperative Union, Consumer Cooperative Union, State Food and Essential Commodities Corporation and Food Corporation of India.
A total procurement target of 60 lakh metric tonnes has been set. It will be mandatory for the farmers to register on the portal of the Food Department for the sale of wheat. It may be mentioned here that the procurement of wheat has been started in the state from April 1. However, the arrival of wheat at government procurement centers is still very less.
More land will be given to Rice Research Center Varanasi
Rice Research Center Varanasi, which is working on rice, will now be given additional land. For this, cabinet bicirculation proposal was approved on Tuesday. Now this institution will be able to develop further. According to Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Devesh Chaturvedi, this research center is doing good work on rice.
The research done on black salt rice and its work was commendable. In such a situation, a proposal has been brought to develop it further. Now 0.97 hectare land will be given to this institute. More than five hectares of land has already been given to it.