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MP Govt all set for annual wheat procurement

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Bhopal, Mar 3 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government will purchase wheat on the support price of Rs 650 per quintal as fixed by the Centre as a part of annual procurement.

The purchase, for stocking up 4.5 lakh metric tonne wheat for this year under the decentralised scheme of MP State Civil Supplies Corporation (MPSCSC), will start from March 21.

The Food Corporation of India will look after purchase in Satna, Tikamgarh and Sheopurkala, while the MPSCSC will procure wheat on support price in other districts, an official release here said.

A training programme for MPSCSC officials and various district level agencies has been chalked out in order to ensure good quality.

Purchase of wheat will be carried out only by primary or large-scale agricultural Saakh Seva Co-operative Societies appointed by District Collectors. Purchase centres were being opened at places convenient for heavy stock transportation.

The MPSCSC has been directed to procure a maximum stock of wheat to be distributed under PDS and other schemes, the release said.

Bags (Bardaan), with capacity of 50 kg, to store wheat will be provided at the purchase centres, which will be properly advertised through banners and other publicity sources.

Besides the support price of Rs 650 per quintal, a commission of Rs 6.50 and Rs 8.06 for other expenses will be paid by the MPSCSC.

The payment of this commission and other expenses will be made as per the new rates fixed by the Centre.

The MPSCSC has made proper arrangements for regular vigilance on these centres in coordination with the District Collector.

District-level committees have been set up to resolve disputes and complaints under the collector's authority, the release added.

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