Articles tagged under: Groundnut

54,863 quintal groundnut worth Rs.27.43 cr bought by Gujarat Govt.

November 18, 2018
54,863 quintal groundnut worth Rs.27.43 cr bought by Gujarat Govt.

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the government has put in place an efficient and transparent system to buy groundnut at Minimum Support Price (MSP) to ensure that not one per cent wrong is committed in the process. This year the responsibility has been given to the State Civil Supplies Department to procure groundnut in collaboration with...Read More

Procurement of groundnut at MSP starts in Gujarat from today, strict measures to check irregularity

November 15, 2018
Procurement of groundnut at MSP starts in Gujarat from today, strict measures to check irregularity

Gandhinagar: The procurement of groundnut for 2018-19 season at Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 5000 per quintal ie 100kg (Rs 1000 per mun or 20kg) started this morning. CM Vijay Rupani said that the groundnut procurement in 'foolproof manner' has started and it is being done on 122 centers (APMC yards) across the state. He said that as per the estimates around 4 lakh tonne of groundnut would be procured this year. Notably, queues of farmers were seen since early morning e...Read More

SOMA estimates groundnut production at 1.3 million tonnes, 48% down compared to last year

October 28, 2018
SOMA estimates groundnut production at 1.3 million tonnes, 48% down compared to last year

Rajkot: In a meeting of Saurashtra Oil Millers Association(SOMA) at Rajkot, groundnut production for year 2018-19 was estimated at 1.3 million tonnes, 48% less compared to previous year when groundnut production was 2.5 million tonnes. Groundnut production this year is hit due to scarce rainfall. DeshGujaratRead More

Fire in groundnut godowns: Gujarat govt announces Inquiry Commission of former HC Judge

August 18, 2018
Fire in groundnut godowns: Gujarat govt announces Inquiry Commission of former HC Judge

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister today finally constituted a judicial Inquiry commission under the chairmanship of retired judge of Gujarat High Court Justice H K Rathod to probe in to the incidents of fire in the godowns where stocks of groundnut procured under MSP scheme were kept and also regarding the incidents of mixing of soil in such groundnuts. MoS Home and Law Pradipsinh Jadeja today informed. He said that the commission has been constituted under the provisions of th...Read More

Faldu makes formal complain to centre against NAFED in groundnut procurement scam

August 14, 2018
Faldu makes formal complain to centre against NAFED in groundnut procurement scam

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Agriculture Minister R C Faldu today said that he has made a formal and written submission to the central government about the lackadaisical role of NAFED during procurement process of groundnut under MSP scheme. Faldu told newsmen that he has written to the union agriculture minister about the negligence of NAFED. 'NAFED did not used the experts for checking the groundnuts brought at the procurement centers. It also did not bothered to take proper ca...Read More

Another arrest in groundnut soil mixing case, businessman who supplied low grade groundnut nabbed

August 14, 2018
Another arrest in groundnut soil mixing case, businessman who supplied low grade groundnut nabbed

Rajkot; Police has nabbed yet another culprit in groundnut soil mixing case who used to supply low quality groundnuts. With this total number of arrests in the case pertaining to finding of soil mixed groundnut in a go-down in Pedhla village of Jetpur taluka in Rajkot district, has gone up to 30. SP Rajkot Balram Meena today said that a businessman from Jetpur identified as Bipin has been nabbed in this connection. 'He use to supply low grade groundnut for mixing...Read More

Groundnut issue: After strict stance of Faldu, Dhanani apologize for his personal allegation

August 13, 2018
Groundnut issue: After strict stance of Faldu, Dhanani apologize for his personal allegation

Bhavnagar/Gandhinagar/Rajkot/Vadodara: LoP and senior congress MLA Paresh Dhanani today apparently back-tracked and apologized to Gujarat Agriculture Minister R C Faldu for his alleged personal allegation against the minister in groundnut procurement scam. Dhanani had to apologize following strong stance of Faldu who said that he was not only hurt by the statement of Dhanani who had accused him by name in connection with alleged irregularities in the ground procurement by a co...Read More

LoP Paresh Dhanani on Dharna in Gandhidham

August 11, 2018
LoP Paresh Dhanani on Dharna in Gandhidham

Gandhdham: LoP and senior Congress MLA in Gujarat Paresh Dhanai today sat on dharna here to protest against the incident of alleged arson in a groundnut go-down in January this year. Dhanani who had earlier organized a fast in Gondal town in Rajkot distrcit for similar reason protesting fire in a groundnut go-down there, today claimed that the fire in groundnut godowns here and other places in Gujarat and the recent incident of finding soil mixed groundnut procured at MSP and kept...Read More

NAFED chairman Vaghji Boda resigns from Congress, terms his statement about groundnut procurement issue a ‘mistake’

August 09, 2018
NAFED chairman Vaghji Boda resigns from Congress, terms his statement about groundnut procurement issue a ‘mistake’

Morbi: NAFED Chairman Vaghji Boda has expressed regrets for his statements regarding groundnut purchase scam in Gujarat and apologized for that and also resigned from Congress party. Congress spokesperson in Gujarat Manish Doshi confirmed that Boda has tendered his resignation from the party. Boda today said that his statement in the Tankara Taluka Congress executive meet about the groundnut purchase issue and soil mixing case was not in good taste and has caused damage ...Read More

Government keeping an eye on groundnut and cottonseed oil prices before festive season: Radadiya

August 07, 2018
Government keeping an eye on groundnut and cottonseed oil prices before festive season: Radadiya

Gandhinagar: Amid rising prices of edible oils in Gujarat just before the festive season, Minister, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Jayesh Radadiya today said that the government is keeping a close watch on the situation. Talking to newsmen here he said that the government would monitor the situation and not allow the black-marketeers or hoarders benefit from the situation. 'The government would ensure that the supply of edible oils and other important items inclu...Read More

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