The clearance currently is required only for Lalitpur, where procurement was among the lowest in the state this season, but traders fear it could be extended to other districts as well if the overall numbers remained low. However, the Lalitpur district collector said the administration issued the April 12 order after it found out that private traders were buying wheat at below minimum support price (MSP). “After verification of their documents, we will allow them to use railway rakes,” Aalok Singh told ET.
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