NAFED procures 177 tonne of sunflower seed in Odisha.

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India has procured 177 tonne of sunflower seed under the price support scheme in Odisha. The procurement drive, which started late July, was underway in Eram and Bilana procurement centres, and 235 farmers had sold their crop to the agency. NAFED started procuring the crop from growers as market prices fell below the minimum support price of 3,950 rupees per 100 kg, inclusive of a bonus of 100 rupees. The agency has wound up procurement of the oilseed in Haryana and Telangana.