In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intention to promote ‘Shree Anna’ (coarse grains) throughout the State, the Uttar Pradesh Government has raised its procurement target for ‘Shree Anna’ to 5.82 lakh metric tonnes throughout a three-month interval spanning from October to December 2023.
This procurement plan contains the acquisition of up to 5 lakh metric tons of millet, 30,000 tonnes of Jowar (hybrid), 50,000 tonnes of maize, and 2000 tonnes of Kodo.
Registration of farmers for the sale of meals grains has began on the division’s web site, and up to now, 929 farmers have registered. It is noteworthy that final 12 months, over 0.44 lakh metric tonnes of millet had been bought from 8,532 farmers throughout Uttar Pradesh
The procurement course of for Shree Anna (coarse grains) is being carried out in the State. In this sequence, it’s proposed to buy maize from 29 maize-producing districts, together with Bulandshahr, Hapur, Saharanpur, Badaun, Aligarh, Etah, Kasganj, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Hardoi, Unnao, Sitapur, Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Etawah, Auraiya, Gonda, Bahraich, Shravasti, Ballia, Jaunpur, Deoria, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Lakhimpur Kheri, Azamgarh and Lalitpur.
Furthermore, for the procurement of millet, purchases can be comprised of 40 essential millet-producing districts throughout Uttar Pradesh. These districts embody Bulandshahr, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bareilly, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Amroha, Aligarh, Etah, Kasganj, Hathras, Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Firozabad, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Etawah, Auraiya, Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Varanasi, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Ballia, Mirzapur, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Jalaun, Chitrakoot, Banda, Prayagraj, Kaushambi, Fatehpur, and Pratapgarh.
For the primary time in Uttar Pradesh, it’s proposed to buy Jowar in 22 key Jowar-producing districts, which embody Banda, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Prayagraj, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Raebareli, Sitapur, Unnao, Hardoi, Sultanpur, Amethi, Mirzapur, Jalaun, Ayodhya, and Varanasi. Additionally, the Sonbhadra district has been designated for the procurement of Kodo millet.
(with inputs from ANI)