New Delhi: Within the ongoing Kharif Advertising Season (KMS) 2020-21, Authorities continues to acquire Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per current MSP Schemes, as was executed in earlier seasons.
Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is constant easily within the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tripura with buy of over 647.68 LMTs of paddy as much as 17.02.2021.This is a rise of 15.33 % towards the final 12 months corresponding buy of 561.57 LMT. Out of the full buy of 647.68 LMT, Punjab alone has contributed 202.82 LMT which is 31.31% of whole procurement.
About 93.30 Lac farmers have already been benefitted from the continued KMS procurement Operations with MSP worth of Rs. 1,22,282.54 Crore.
Additional, based mostly on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 51.92 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 below Value Assist Scheme (PSS). The 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. Additional, based mostly on the involved State Govt. proposals, the sanction for procurement of 23.43 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Rabi Advertising Season 2020-2021 for the States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, was additionally given. For different States/UTs, approval may also be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds and Copra below PSS in order that procurement of FAQ grade of those crops will be made at notified MSP for the 12 months 2020-21 immediately from the registered farmers, if the market price goes under MSP in the course of the notified harvesting interval within the respective States/UTs by the Central Nodal Businesses via State nominated procuring businesses.
Upto 17.02.2021, the Authorities via its Nodal Businesses has procured 3,09,219.02 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Groundnut Pods and Soyabean having MSP worth of Rs. 1,665.30 Crores benefitting 1,67,689 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Equally, 5089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP worth of Rs.52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu upto 17.02.2021. At current, in respect of Copra and Urad, charges are ruling above MSP in many of the main producing States. The respective State/UTs Governments are making vital preparations for graduation of procurement from the date as determined by the respective States based mostly on the arrivals of Pulses and Oilseeds.
Procurement operations of seed cotton (Kapas) below MSP are occurring easily within the States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka. Until 17.02.2021 a amount of 91,47,724 cotton bales valuing Rs.26,678.10Crore has been procured benefitting 18,93,649 farmers.