Government has started buying
After last week's slight growth, prices for Indian peanuts now seem to have reached a new low. As a result, in northern Gujarat some farmers have released their stocks for sale as soon as possible, while growers in the Saurashtra region prefer to store their produce. Gujarat's production is estimated at 2.8 to 3 million mt and up to 600,000 bags reach major trading centres daily. On Saturday (21 October), the government started buying peanuts at the minimum support price.
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