Central government launches web portal for tur dal(Pigeon pea), farmers will get a good price of dal on time

By: Merikheti
Published on: 05-Jan-2024

The launch of the Tur Dal Procurement Portal by the Government of India in New Delhi is indeed a piece of great news for the farmers. The portal has been designed in various languages to ensure the convenience of the farmers. This web portal has been created to ensure that the farmers get a fair price for their Tur Dal produce. In a National Seminar on Self-Reliance of Pulses held in Delhi recently, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah spoke about the registration of the farmers producing Tur Dal, procurement, and the launch of the web portal for payment. With this new portal, farmers can now sell their pulses online and receive payment directly in their bank accounts. The portal has been named as Tur Dal Procurement Portal. 


This new initiative by the government will not only encourage domestic production of pulses but also reduce import dependence. It is a great step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Atmanirbhar Bharat". The launch of the web portal will benefit the farmers and ensure they get a fair price for their Tur Dal produce.


What is the main objective of the Tur Dal Procurement Portal?


The main objective of this exercise of the government is to strengthen the tur dal producers with better prices through procurement by NAFED and NCCF, streamlined processes, and direct bank transfer, which will encourage domestic dal production. Also, import dependence will be significantly less. Under this, as per the guidelines of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, purchases will be made for the buffer stock of pulses from the farmers registered on the portals of NAFED and NCCF.


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Also, MSP or market price, whichever is higher, will be paid to the farmers. The main objective of this portal is to reduce dependence on imports by purchasing 80% buffer stock directly from farmers. This will not only secure food production but will also ensure the future food security of the nation.  


No agency will be involved in the Tur Dal Procurement Portal.  


According to the information received from the sources, the entire process from registration, purchase, and payment on the portal will be available through a single medium. Farmer portal registration can be done directly or through PACS and FPO.  Also, payment to the farmer will be made by NAFED directly into his linked bank account. Also, no agency will be involved in this process. This entire process is farmer-centric, in which farmers themselves can track the activities from registration to payment.