Iran reveals amount of money paid to farmers in Kurdistan Province
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 14
By Elnur Bagishov – Trend:
The wheat worth 19 trillion rials (about $453 million) has been purchased from farmers in the Kurdistan Province (western Iran) from the beginning of the current wheat harvesting season in Iran (April 4) to September 13, said Jamal Salehi, Director General of Government Trading Corporation (GTC) of Iran’s branch in Kurdistan Province, Trend reports citing the corporation’s official website.
The director general stressed that 84 percent of the value of purchased wheat was paid to farmers.
Salehi added that thus, 15.9 trillion rials (about $380 million) has been paid to farmers, so far.
“The remaining funds will be paid to the personal bank accounts of farmers by the end of this month (August 22-September 21),” he said.
Salehi noted that so far, about 750,000 tons of wheat has been purchased from farmers in the Kurdistan Province this season.
According to the director general, the volume of purchased wheat increased by about 22,000 tons in the current Iranian year compared to the same period last Iranian year.
The price of ordinary wheat to be purchased from farmers in the current planting year is set at 25,000 rials (about 59 cents), and of durum wheat - at 26,000 rials (about 61 cents) per kilogram in the current Iranian year (began March 20, 2020). The price of rapeseed is set at 46,600 rials (about $1.1) per kilogram.
A number of products, including wheat, tea, rice and other products are purchased from farmers by a state company under a guarantee in Iran.