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Government to procure 1.5 million tonnes of Mustard

Published on March 14, 2023

Current context: In February the deflation rate for mustard was 9.85 and it went below Minimum support price (MSP) after staying above for 2 years.. The government has decided to procure oilseeds from farmers of Rajasthan worth 1.5 million tonnes.

Government to procure 1.5 million tonnes of Mustard
  • Rajfed- Rajasthan state co-operative marketing federation will procure mustard at MSP from 1st April.
  • In 2020, Rajfed procured 0.34 million tonne of mustard.
  • Haryana state co-operative supply and marketing federation (Hafed) will conduct commercial purchase of 20,000 tonne of mustard at MSP.
  • Currently, the country’s mustard seed production from high to low varies in the states as- Rajasthan being the highest producer, followed by MP, UP, and Haryana being at the lowest.
  • The agriculture industry has calculated the mustard seed production at a record 12.8 million tonne in 2022-2023 year.

Question:

Q.1 India’s mustard seed production is highest in which state?
a. UP
b. Haryana
c. Rajasthan
d. MP
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