New Delhi: Ministry of Shopper Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution claimed that the Paddy procurement in present season has exceeded by 22.43 per cent as in comparison with the earlier season and the Authorities continues to obtain Kharif 2020-21 crops on MSP from the farmers.
The ministry in an announcement stated Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is progressing at a quick tempo within the procuring States and UTs of Punjab, Haryana, UP, TN, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, J&Ok and Kerala with buy of over 98.19 lakh MT of paddy from 8.54 lac farmers valuing Rs 18,539.86 crore at MSP fee of Rs 18,880 per MT. Paddy Procurement throughout corresponding interval of KMS 2019-20 was 80.20 LMT.
The proposal for procurement of 42.46 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Advertising Season 2020 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh underneath Worth Assist Scheme (PSS) was accorded approval by the ministry.
Additional, sanction for procurement of 1.23 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was additionally given. For different States/UTs, approval will even be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds and Copra underneath PSS in order that procurement of FAQ grade of those crops may be made at notified MSP for the 12 months 2020-21 instantly from the registered farmers, if the market fee goes beneath MSP in the course of the notified harvesting interval within the respective States/UTs by the Central Nodal Businesses by means of State nominated procuring companies.
The Authorities by means of its Nodal Businesses has procured 806.11 MT of Moong and Urad having MSP worth of Rs 5.80 Crores benefitting 779 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Haryana. Equally, 5,089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP worth of Rs 52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3,961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
In respect of Copra and Urad, charges are ruling above MSP in a lot of the main producing States. The respective State/UTs Governments are making essential preparations for graduation of procurement from the date as determined by the respective States primarily based on the arrivals in respect of Kharif Pulses and Oilseeds.
Cotton procurement operations underneath MSP are occurring easily in Northern States Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan. Until October 19, a amount of two,00,512 cotton bales valuing Rs 56,590.51 lakh has been procured from 40,196 farmers.
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