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Indian government to launch minimum vegetable pricing scheme

On January 1, the Haryana state government will launch Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana (Price Deficit Cover Scheme), trying to ensure farmers get fixed base prices for their vegetables, reports The Statesman.

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister O.P. Dhankar said that under the new scheme to be implemented from 1 January base prices for vegetable crops would be fixed. Initially the state’s four main crops -potato, onion, tomato and cauliflower- would be covered under the scheme.

He said: “Through this scheme, the government will compensate farmers when the prices of their vegetables fall below fixed base prices.” The initiative has been taken to realise the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double the incomes of farmers by the year 2022.

Besides this, the state government is stressing crop diversification and attempts to maximise the use of Delhi and National Capital Region markets for the sale of its fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. A Centre of Excellence for Fruits and Vegetables has been established in the state through an Indo-Israel Project.

Publication date: 12/14/2017



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