Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Government procurement of rice crosses 101 lakh tonnes
In the current Kharif marketing season 2019-20, procurement of rice at minimum support price (MSP) has been made at 101.22 lakh tonnes. The highest share of procurement so far is from Punjab at 63.08 lakh tonnes and from Haryana at 37.39 lakh tonnes.
According to the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the procurement of rice has started at 101.22 lakh tonnes on the support price starting from October 1, 2019. Apart from Punjab and Haryana, 40,295 tonnes have been procured from Uttar Pradesh in the current kharif on support price, 20,866 tonnes from Tamil Nadu, 10,476 tonnes from Chandigarh and 2,199 tonnes from Kerala. The target of procurement of rice for the current kharif marketing season has been set at 416 lakh tonnes, which is lower than the 443.31 lakh tonnes purchased last year.
For the current kharif marketing season, the target of procurement of rice from Punjab has been fixed at 114 lakh tonnes, while the procurement target from Haryana is at 4 million tonnes. In other states, the target for procurement in the current kharif from Uttar Pradesh is 33 lakh tonnes, 34 lakh tonnes from Odisha, 48 lakh tonnes from Chhattisgarh and 40 lakh tonnes from Andhra Pradesh. The target of procurement of rice from Telangana has been fixed at 3 million tonnes, from Bihar by 1.2 million tonnes, from Madhya Pradesh by 14 lakh tonnes.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 31 October 2019
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