All time high, over 398.59 LMT of Wheat procured so far, exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21

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All time high, over 398.59 LMT of Wheat procured so far, exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution All time high, over 398.59 LMT of Wheat procured so far, exceeded previous high 389.9

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

All time high, over 398.59 LMT of Wheat procured so far, exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21

14% more wheat procured in comparison to corresponding period of last year

About 42.06 Lakh farmers benefitted from the ongoing RMS wheat procurement

Over 776.11 LMTs of paddy procured on MSP for ongoing KMS 2020-21 and RMS benefitting 115.43 lakh farmers

Government agencies procured 6,99,015.49MT of Pulses and Oilseeds on MSP so far

Posted On: 27 MAY 2021 8:30PM by PIB Delhi

Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan,Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmirat MSP, as was done in previous seasons and till now (upto 26.05.2021) a quantity of over 398.59 LMT of Wheat has been procured (which is all time high, as it has exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the last year corresponding purchase of 350.06 LMT. About42.06Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs. 78,721.15Crore.

Paddy procurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with purchase of over 776.11 LMTs of paddy  (includes Kharif Crop 706.52 LMT and Rabi Crop 69.59 LMT) upto 26.05.2021 against the last year corresponding purchase of 712.71 LMT. About 115.43 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 1,46,530.16 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 26.05.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 6,99,015.49 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seed and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs. 3,658.94 Crores benefitting  4,16,126 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 during the crops season 2020-21.  For the season 2021-22, sanction for procurement of 51000 MT of Copra from Tamilnadu has been given, against which procurement will be started from the date as decided by the State Government.

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