Tribune Information Service
New Delhi, September 28
Amid continued farmers’ agitation, the Division of Meals and Public Distribution has now allowed all remaining procuring States to begin with their procurement operations for paddy in Kharif Advertising and marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21 (Kharif crop) with impact from September 28 itself
Based on a press release issued on Monday, the graduation of procurement interval in respect of Kerala (from 21.09.2020) and that of Punjab and Haryana (from 26.09.2020) will stay unchanged. This may make sure that farmers are facilitated in promoting their produce at Minimal Help Value (MSP) expeditiously, it added.
The Division of Meals & Public Distribution has issued the uniform specs of meals grains for Central Pool procurement for the following Kharif Advertising and marketing Seasons (KMS) 2020-21.
These specs as per commonplace follow have been issued in respect of paddy, rice and different coarse grains particularly jowar, bajra, maize and ragi.
These specs additionally embrace requirements of rice for problem to States/UTs for distribution below TDPS and Different Welfare Schemes based mostly on the uniform specs of rice for KMS 2020-21.
It’s for the primary time that uniform specification for Fortified Rice Kernels(FRK) for grade A & Frequent Rice have additionally been issued in case of procurement of Fortified Rice Shares, of which 1 per cent hould be blended with regular rice inventory.
State governments have been requested to make sure that extensive publicity of the Uniform specs is made among the many farmers to make sure that they get due value for his or her produce and any rejection of the shares is totally averted.
All States/Union Territories and Meals Company of India have been suggested that the procurement throughout KMS 2020-21could also be strictly in accordance with the uniform specs.
The Meals Company of India and States Procurement Businesses have been directed to make sure trouble free procurement and Minimal Help Value (MSP) funds to farmers, as per the assertion.