In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir at MSP, Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS 2021-22 is rather going smoothly just like the previous session and till now (up to 06.06.2021) a quantity of over 416.44 LMT of wheat has been procured (which is an all-time high, as it has exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the previous year corresponding the purchase of 371.33 LMT. From the ongoing RMS procurement operations with an MSP value of Rs. 82,247.51 Crore, about 45.56 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted.
For the ongoing season Kharif, 2020-21 procurement of Paddy is continuing smoothly in the above-mentioned procuring States with a purchase of over 808.42 LMTs of paddy (includes Kharif Crop 706.93 LMT and Rabi Crop 101.49 LMT) up to 06.06.2021. From the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with an MSP value of Rs. 1,52,630.09 Crore, about 119.88 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted. Paddy procurement has also reached an all-time high level, surpassing the previous high of 773.45 LMT in KMS 2019-20.
An approval was further accorded for procurement of 107.81 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 & Rabi Marketing Season 2021 and Summer season 2021 for the procuring States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme (PSS), based on the proposal from the States, Along with the sanction for procurement of 1.74 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
Proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds, and Copra under PSS will be also accorded for the procurement in other States/ UTs with a FAQ grade of these crops which can be notified by MSP for the year 2020-21 directly from the registered farmers if it goes down.
From Tamil Nadu sanction for procurement of 51000 MT of Copra has been given for the season 2021-22.
Government Nodal Agencies has procured 7,69,287.07 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seed, and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs.4,020.62 Crores benefitting 4,54,340 farmers in the procuring states under Kharif 2020-21 & Rabi 2021, till 6th June 2021.
Similarly, 5089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having an MSP value of Rs.52.40 crore firmly benefitted 3961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu during the crops season 2020-21.
Necessary arrangements were made for the commencement of procurement from the decided date by the respective States/ UTs based on the arrivals of Pulses and Oilseeds.