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Record spurt in revenue in MP markets

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Bhopal, Apr 16 (UNI) Following strict enforcement of market regulation and a fresh transparent administrative system in Madhya Pradesh, a record increase in revenue and arrival of foodgrains was registered at markets in 2005-06.

As a result, more than Rs 326 crore revenue in the form of market fees along with arrival of roughly 150 lakh tonnes grain was registered, an official release said here today.

Markets received Rs 278 crore revenue along with 135 lakh MT grain during the 2004-05 fiscal, which was also a record compared to preceding years. All divisions recorded increase in revenue and arrival of grains.

During 2005-06, Rs 74.58 crore revenue was recorded in markets of Indore division, Rs 73.93 crore -- Bhopal, Rs 66.91 crore -- Ujjain, Rs 37.89 crore -- Gwalior, Rs 31.67 crore -- Jabalpur, Rs 29.27 crore -- Sagar and Rs 11.78 crore -- Rewa.

A maximum of 34.53 lakh MT grain arrived in Bhopal division's 'mandis', 31.99 lakh MT -- Indore, 30.06 lakh MT -- Ujjain, 17.88 lakh MT -- Jabalpur, 17.17 lakh MT -- Gwalior, 15 lakh MT -- Sagar, and 6.32 lakh MT -- Rewa, the release added.

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