11.81 % more wheat procured in comparison to last year’s corresponding period

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11.81 % more wheat procured in comparison to last year’s corresponding period

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution 11.81 % more wheat procured in comparison to last year’s corresponding period433.32 L

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

11.81 % more wheat procured in comparison to last year’s corresponding period

433.32 LMT wheat procured so far, against the last year corresponding purchase of 387.53 LMT

About 49.16 Lakh farmers benefitted from the ongoing wheat procurement

14.30 % more paddy procured in comparison to last year’s corresponding period

867.06LMTs of paddy procured on MSP for ongoing KMS 2020-21 and RMS benefitting 127.91 Lakh farmers

Government agencies procured total 10,07,334.82MT of Pulses and Oilseeds on MSP

Posted On: 13 JUL 2021 7:21PM by PIB Delhi

Paddy procurement in the ongoing   season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with purchase of 867.06 LMTs of paddy (includes Kharif Crop 707.59 LMT and Rabi Crop 159.47 LMT) upto 12.07.2021 against the last year corresponding purchase of 758.54 LMT.

About 127.91 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 1,63,700.91 Crore. Paddy procurement has also reached at all time high level, surpassing previous high of 773.45 LMT in KMS 2019-20.

Further, based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 108.42 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 & Rabi Marketing Season 2021 and Summer 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 12.07.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 10,07,334.82 MT** of Moong, Urad,Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Sunflower seed  Mustard Seedand Soyabean having MSP value of Rs.5,359.23 Crores benefitting 6,17,524 farmers in Tamil Nadu,Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Odisha and Rajasthan under Kharif 2020-21 and Rabi 2021 and Summer 2021(**Includes 22,089 MT of summer moong, procurement of which is in progress at MSP in Madhya Pradesh under Price Stabilization Fund Scheme).

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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