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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Government buys over 5.4K tonne sunflower

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ambala, July 14

Hafed and Haryana Warehousing Corporation have purchased over 5,400 tonnes of sunflower at five procurement centres in the district.

DC Ashok Kumar Sharma said the initiative had been taken to promote the less water consuming crop under the diversification scheme.

While Hafed had been tasked with purchase at Ambala City, Shahzadpur and Barwala, Haryana Warehousing Corporation was procuring the crop in Ambala Cantonment and Mullana.

As per the government order, the crop was purchased at the minimum support price of Rs 5,650 per quintal. "We've not used commission agents for the job," said the DC.

He said farmers registered on the "Meri Fasal, Mera Byora" portal were eligible for the direct sale of sunflower to government agencies. To avoid overcrowding, farmers were called in limited numbers and 40 quintals per farmer was purchased in a single day.

from The Tribune

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