Govt procures over 11 lakh tonnes paddy at MSP in final 10 days : The Tribune India

2020/10 06 23:10

New Delhi, October 6

The Centre on Tuesday mentioned over 11 lakh tonnes of kharif paddy have been procured at minimal assist value (MSP) from farmers for a complete of Rs 2,103.46 crore within the final ten days.

Pulses and cotton are additionally being procured at MSP as per the present schemes, it mentioned.

Procurement of paddy, the primary kharif crop, started from September 26 in Punjab and Haryana, whereas it began on September 28 in different states.

“As on October 5, cumulative procurement of paddy within the 2020-21 kharif advertising and marketing season has already crossed 11.14 lakh tonnes,” the Union Meals Ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The paddy has been procured from 87,000 farmers at MSP worth of Rs 2,103.46 crore, it added.

Paddy procurement by way of the Meals Company of India (FCI) and state authorities businesses has picked up quick in some states like Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, it added.

For the present yr, the Centre has mounted a MSP of Rs 1,868 per quintal for paddy (widespread grade), whereas that for A grade selection has been mounted at Rs 1,888 per quintal.

In addition to, the federal government, by way of nodal businesses, is shopping for pulses and oilseeds at MSP below the Worth Help Scheme (PSS), which will get operationalised when market charges fall beneath the assist value.

Until October 5, about 140.30 tonnes of moong at MSP worth of Rs 1.01 crore has been procured from 111 farmers in Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

Equally, 5,089 tonnes of copra at MSP worth of Rs 52.40 crore has been procured from three,961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

For copra and urad, charges are ruling at or above MSP. Respective state governments are making preparations for graduation of procurement in respect of moong, the ministry mentioned.

The Centre has given nod for procurement of 29.64 lakh tonnes of kharif pulses and oilseeds this yr below PSS in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in addition to 1.23 tonnes of copra in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Approval for different states can be given on receipt of proposals for procurement as per PSS norms, the ministry added.

In case of cotton, the state-run Cotton Company of India (CCI) has procured 627 bales at MSP worth of Rs 1.73 crore from 137 farmers in Haryana and Punjab until October 5.

Not like earlier, the federal government is releasing procurement knowledge day by day to ship a message to farmers protesting towards the brand new farm legal guidelines that it has no intention of scrapping procurement at MSP.

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana and a number of other different states are protesting towards the brand new farm legal guidelines, which they really feel will result in procurement within the palms of corporates and the tip of MSP regime. PTI




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