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Record Arrival Of Groundnut: APMC

According to Rajkot APMC (Agriculture Produce Market Committee) officials, around 1.50 lakh bags of groundnut arrived in the market yards on 08 November 2017. This is higher than the previous record of 1.00 lakh bags recorded a few years ago.  The same was the case in other major mandis of Gondal and Jasdan, where the arrival was more than 50% compared to previous year. With bumper groundnut production expected this year, government has announced procurement at Rs.900/20 kg compared to current prevailing market rate of Rs.650 -850/20 kg. The groundnut production in Gujarat this year is expected to touch 31.40 lakh metric tonnes (MT) compared to 29.40 lakh MT in previous year and 14.99 lakh MT in 2015-16.

(Source: Times Of India)