Countrywide Agricultural Cooperative Advertising and marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has not procured tur (arhar) or soyabean in Latur, a person of the largest tur markets in Maharashtra. Nevertheless it has started procurement functions for tur and soya, farmers who utilized to queue up at procurement centres are selling their generate to traders in the open up market place where they are finding a much bigger price tag than the MSP.
“The MSP for tur is Rs 6,000 and soya (yellow) Rs 3,800 per quintal. But in the market place, farmers are finding between Rs 6,900 to Rs seven,five hundred per quintal for tur, and about Rs 4,700 per quintal for soya. The influx of tur in the market place is less this yr and hence fees are climbing up,” mentioned NAFED official, Y. E. Sumthane, in Latur. He added that on average NAFED procures two-3 lakh quintals of tur from Latur. “This yr we have not procured just about anything so much,” mentioned Sumthane speaking to BusinessLine.
Hari Mokashe, a neighborhood in Latur, mentioned that unseasonal rains experienced affected tur cultivation and farmers are unwilling to market to the NAFED. “The real cultivation value is much extra than the MSP and hence farmers are selling their generate in the open up market place if they get great fees. Nonetheless, MSP ought to keep on as it is a drop-again selection,” he mentioned.
Sominath Gholwe, a farmer and agriculture researcher mentioned, “It is really achievable that the fees in the markets are inflated artificially. At several destinations, traders really do not present market place fees and acquire generate just above the MSP price tag. Currently, fees of tur and soya are high simply because creation is less. This may well not be the situation when there is sufficient generate out there in the market place, and hence MSP is vital.” He mentioned farmers are vulnerable and could be exploited in any of the present market place devices.
Farmers oppose import of dal
Tur farmers have opposed the All India Dal Mill Association’s desire to import tur at handle prices.
The Affiliation has approached the government searching for imports to stabilise the prices. In accordance to the Affiliation, while the crop is 20 per cent lessen this yr, the desire from big purchasers has pushed up prices.
“The government must come to a decision on the import policy, regardless of whether it is tur or onions. On the a person hand, the government is eager to employ the new farm legislation saying that farmers ought to contend in the open up market place. On the other hand, it imports agri commodities if fees go up. Govt goes by well-liked sentiment when it arrives to tur or onion prices heading up. When farmers suffer heavily due to glut creation and small prices, nobody arrives to rescue us,” mentioned Bharat Dighole, President, Maharashtra Point out Onion Growers’ Affiliation.
In the meantime, the price tag of tur arrived at Rs 6,950 per quintal in the Jintur market place in Maharashtra on Monday. In other markets, the price tag was above Rs 6,000 per quintal.