The Centre on Friday announced that it would acquire 44.4 million tonnes (mt) of wheat in the course of 2022-23 and 4.29 mt of rabi-developed rice underneath the bare minimum aid price (MSP) programme. On the other hand, the rice target does not incorporate the estimates of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
The wheat target, finalised by the Food Ministry after a conference of Point out Food stuff Secretaries through online video convention, exceeds very last year’s complete buy of 43.34 mt.
“The concentrate on of 4.29 mt rice (rabi crop) has been approximated for procurement during the forthcoming rabi crop in the existing time (Oct-September) from seven procuring States. Estimates of procurement of rabi-developed rice from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana is awaited,” the ministry said in a assertion.
Rice procurement could be close to 7 mt in the 3 states from rabi developed crop, considering the previous trend, offered Telangana does not reduce the focus on (about 6 mt).
In Telangana, versus a procurement target of 10.5 mt (both equally kharif and rabi crops) in the last period (October-September), the Centre had procured 9.45 mt of rice. In the recent year, the procurement in the Point out reached 4.7 mt out of a target of 4.6 mt from the kharif crop.
Marketing of coarse grains, implementation of minimum amount threshold parameters for on line procurement functions, source of jute baggage and packaging substance, storage house, enhancing performance and transparency in procurement operations and on line settlement of foods subsidy promises had been also discussed throughout the assembly, the statement stated.
Wheat procurement in main states
(lakh tonnes) 2022-23 (concentrate on) 2021-22 (true)
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
Supply: Food Ministry
February 25, 2022