CM Kamal Nath urges farmers not to sell entire onions together: Onion Incentive Scheme okayed

Bhopal, March 9, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): The State Government has approved the Chief Minister’s Onion Incentive Scheme for the purpose of giving a fair price to the farmers on the farmers. In the scheme, cooperative marketing committees of the state, agricultural producer organizations, state public sector undertakings, private institutions and businessmen will be encouraged to purchase onion at prices not less than Rs. 800 per quintal from the farmers.
It has come to the notice that the prices fall on the arrival of onion in Madhya Pradesh but there are good prices in other big cities like Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata and Ranchi. Therefore, the merchants of the state will buy farmers on the basis of purchase of onions at a rate exceeding Rs. 800 per quintal and will be given 75% of the expenditure on transport and storage. Also, if the onion taken from farmers by the state’s co-operative marketing societies or the Farmers’ Production Organization is done outside the state, then they will be provided 100% of the cost of transport and storage.
Despite all this, if prices are down by Rs 800 per quintal in the market in May and June, then the registered farmers will sell onions during this period, they will not be able to sell the difference between model sale model of fixed set and support price of 800 rupees per quintal. The amount will be credited directly to their bank account.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has appealed to the farmers not to bring together the entire onion market for sale, which would not cause unnecessary pressure on its value. He said that the farmers should sell onions only for the amount of money required at the time of arrival of the crop. Farmers can store remaining produce onions. This will not affect the prices of onions in the Mandis and the farmers will get the fair value of their crop.