PSU places a ceiling of $352/tonne for 2,000 tonne, even as onions in government’s buffer dry up.
The development comes ahead of the assembly election in the food bowl state of Haryana.
Fyrwald, who was at Eluru to inaugurate a facility for product testing and development, said India is a critical market for Syngenta.
Data from the FCI shows the combined stock of rice and wheat at more than 71 million tonnes.
BIS, the national body which frames quality standards, had received the samples for testing after consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan earlier this week claimed that Delhi’s tap water is unfit for drinking.
Minister of State for agriculture Parshottam Rupala said that excessive rains would not impact the production.
Until now, farmers could not get the benefits of the scheme without the involvement of the state government.
As per the first advance estimate released by agriculture ministry, the output of rice is estimated at 100.35 million tonnes while pulses production is estimated at 8.23 million tonnes.
The finance ministry had recently asked agriculture ministry to immediately release unpaid instalments by September 30.
Despite excessive rains and floods damaging crops in some parts of the country, the government is expecting a bumper output of food grains this Kharif in the first advance estimate to be released soon.
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