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Centre targets 44.4 million tonnes wheat procurement, 4.3 million tonnes rabi rice

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The Centre on Friday introduced that it would purchase 44.4 million tonnes (mt) of wheat during 2022-23 and 4.29 mt of rabi-grown rice less than the bare minimum assistance selling price (MSP) programme. Nonetheless, the rice concentrate on does not include things like the estimates of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

The wheat focus on, finalised by the Meals Ministry just after a conference of Condition Foods Secretaries by way of video clip conference, exceeds last year’s complete purchase of 43.34 mt.

“The target of 4.29 mt rice (rabi crop) has been believed for procurement through the forthcoming rabi crop in the present season (Oct-September) from 7 procuring States. Estimates of procurement of rabi-developed rice from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana is awaited,” the ministry reported in a assertion.

Rice procurement could be about 7 mt in the 3 states from rabi grown crop, contemplating the earlier pattern, offered Telangana does not lessen the goal (about 6 mt).

In Telangana, versus a procurement goal of 10.5 mt (each kharif and rabi crops) in the previous period (Oct-September), the Centre had procured 9.45 mt of rice. In the current period, the procurement in the Condition arrived at 4.7 mt out of a focus on of 4.6 mt from the kharif crop.

Advertising of coarse grains, implementation of minimum amount threshold parameters for on the web procurement operations, supply of jute baggage and packaging substance, storage space, improving efficiency and transparency in procurement functions and on the web settlement of food subsidy promises were being also discussed all through the conference, the statement explained.

Wheat procurement in significant states

(lakh tonnes) 2022-23 (focus on) 2021-22 (genuine)
Punjab 132 132.22
Haryana 85 84.93
Uttar Pradesh 60 56.41
Madhya Pradesh 129 128.16
Rajasthan 23 23.40
Bihar 10 4.56
Resource: Meals Ministry

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February 25, 2022

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