17% more wheat procured during current RMS in comparison to corresponding period last year

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17% more wheat procured during current RMS in comparison to corresponding period last year

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution 17% more wheat procured during current RMS in comparison to corresponding period last

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

17% more wheat procured during current RMS in comparison to corresponding period last year

Total 382.35 LMT wheat procured on MSP from 39.55Lakh farmers during current RMS 2021-22

Around 760.06 LMTs paddy procured on MSP for ongoing KMS 2020-21 and RMS benefitting 113.30 Lakh farmers

Government through its Nodal Agencies procured 6,76,103.57 MT of Pulses and Oilseeds on MSP benefitting 4,04,224 farmers

Posted On: 21 MAY 2021 7:17PM by PIB Delhi

Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan,Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir at MSP, as was done in previous seasons and till now (upto 20.05.2021) a quantity of over 382.35 LMT of Wheat has been procured against the last year corresponding purchase of 324.81 LMT. About39.55Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs. 75,514.61 Crore.

Paddy procurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with purchase of over 760.06 LMTs of paddy  (includes Kharif Crop 705.61 LMT and Rabi Crop 54.45 LMT) upto 20.05.2021 against the last year corresponding purchase of 703.09 LMT. About 113.30 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 1,43,500.00 Crore.

Further, based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 107.37 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 & Rabi Marketing Season 2021 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme (PSS).The sanction for procurement of 1.74 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also given. For other States/UTs, approval will also be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds and Copra under PSS so that procurement of FAQ grade of these crops can be made at notified MSP for the year 2020-21 directly from the registered farmers, if the market rate goes below MSP during the notified harvesting period in the respective States/UTs by the Central Nodal Agencies through State nominated procuring agencies.

Upto 20.05.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 6,76,103.57 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seed and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs.3,541.67Crores benefitting 4,04,224 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana and Rajasthan under Kharif 2020-21 & Rabi 2021.

Similarly, 5089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP value of Rs.52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu upto 20.05.2021.

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