Onion prices are fluctuating from time to time. Recently onion prices have fallen down in Kurnool District. In order to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers, and to avoid distress sale, necessary Market intervention has been started in Kurnool District. Onions are procured directly from the farmers at field level and sent to various Rythu Bazars in Coastal Andhra Pradesh (Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam Regions) for disposal. Onions are procured at the price of Rs.800/- per Quintal. Onions are sold at the price of Rs. 10 to Rs. 11 per Kg in Rythu Bazars. This intervention started from 23.02.2016 onwards. About 2678 MTs of onion were procured till now and sent to various Rythu Bazars.
As the prices of Coconut are falling the Department has undertaken Market Intervention from 03.04.2016 and procured 2,65,000 Nos of Coconuts till today directly from the farmers and arranged sales in Rythu Bazars of the State in the interest of Farmers and to avoid distress sale. The scheme is continued and will be operational until the Coconut prices come to the normal position..
price support scheme for red chillies:
Price Support of Rs. 1500/- per quintal (maximum) will be provided to each farmer / tenant farmer of Andhra Pradesh State who sell their produce at Market Yard, Guntur.
Price support scheme will cover the produce which secured the price below Rs.8000/- per Qtl at market yard, Guntur.
The amount of price support + sale value will not exceed Rs.8000/- per Qtl.
A maximum limit of 20 Quintals per each farmer / tenant farmer who sell their produce at Market Yard, Guntur is proposed.
Following is the latest position of price support scheme:
Total Number of Farmers Benefited: 59710
Total Quantity Traded: 913645.72 Qntls
Total Price Support Amount: Rs.136.81 Crors