Paddy Procurement records high this Kharif Marketing Season

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New Delhi: Paddy procurement has reached an all-time high level, surpassing the previous high of

773.45 LMT in KMS 2019-20. About 129.03 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with an MSP value of Rs. 1,64,951.77 Crore.

Paddy procurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with the purchase of 873.68 LMTs of paddy  (includes Kharif Crop 707.69 LMT and Rabi Crop 165.99 LMT) upto23.08.2021 against last year corresponding purchase of 763.01 LMT.

Marketing Season RMS 2021-22 has concluded in wheat procuring States and till now (upto18.08.2021) a quantity of 433.44 LMT of wheat has been procured (which is an all-time high, as it has exceeded the previous high of 389.93 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the last year corresponding purchase of 389.93 LMT

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About 49.20 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with an MSP value of Rs. 85603.57Crore.

Further, based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 109.58 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 the 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.

Up to 23rd August 2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured11,91,926.47 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Sunflower seed,  Mustard Seed, and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs. 6,686.59 Crores benefitting  6,96,803 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 1,00,000 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 an 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 Tamil Nadu has been given, against which 8.30  MT having an MSP value of Rs. 0.09 crores have been procured benefitting 36 farmers in Tamil Nadu, up to 23.08.2021.