2.48 lakh tonnes of chana have already been purchased by government organizations

At the current minimum support price during the rabi procurement season, the government agencies have so far purchased more than 2.48 lakh tonnes of gramme (chana) (MSP). Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh are in the middle of their Rabi purchase for gramme. In the major producing states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, purchases under the price support scheme are scheduled to begin on April 1.

During the rabi marketing season in 2023, the MSP for chana has been set by the Centre at 5,335 per quintal. In numerous States, gramme prices continue to be below MSP limits. Before the start of the purchase, gramme prices are averaging between 4,700 and 4,900 in Madhya Pradesh. Similarly to this, in Rajasthan, the modal prices range from 4,600 to 4,800. Prices per quintal in Maharashtra range from 4,500 to 4,700 rupees.

Maharashtra has purchased the most chana so far, with a total of 1,25,238 tonnes, according to the most recent procurement data available on the NAFED web. In Maharashtra, districts like Buldhana, Latur, Amravati, Akola, and Yavatmal among others have seen the majority of chana purchases. Similarly, 66,267 tonnes of chana have been purchased in Gujarat overall.

A total of 29,307 tonnes have been purchased in Karnataka, with the main suppliers being the central districts of Gadag and Dharwad. As of Tuesday, 30,811 tonnes had been purchased in Andhra Pradesh. According to the second advance estimate, which the Agricultural Ministry announced in mid-February, the production of grammes is predicted to reach 136.32 lakh tonnes in 2022–23, a small increase from 135.44 lakh tonnes the year before. The trade, however, believes that the crop size is less than the government’s projections.

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