Haryana govt begins procurement of mustard at MSP to boost prices

The Haryana government has begun procurement of mustard at the minimum support price in the state to support falling prices. The Centre approved the proposal of the Haryana government to allow procurement of 237,250 tn of mustard harvested in 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) in the state at the minimum support price of 4,000 rupees per 100 kg, including a bonus of 100 rupees. Mustard was procurement in 11 districts including Gurugram, Rohtak, Karnal, Charakhi Dadri, and Hisar. Haryana is among the leading growers of mustard. The Centre has also approved the procurement of 800,000 tn mustard in Rajasthan.