New Delhi : The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today shared that the estimates for procurement of Paddy (in terms rice) and wheat are finalized by Government of India in consultation with State Governments and Food Corporation of India, before the commencement of each marketing season based upon estimated production, marketable surplus and agricultural crop pattern.
Govt. of India has fixed an estimate of 444.00 LMT wheat and 521.00 LMT paddy (in terms of rice) for Central Pool for current year Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23 and Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2022-23 respectively.
Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare implements Price Support Scheme (PSS) under the umbrella scheme of “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA) for procurement of gram directly from pre-registered farmers conforming to the prescribed Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms by Central Nodal Agencies through the State level agencies at Minimum Support Price (MSP) announced by the Govt. as and when prices fall below the MSP during the harvesting period.
Govt. of India has granted approval for procurement of maximum 33.35 LMT Gram to procuring agencies (NAFED, SFAC, FCI and NCCF) under Price Support Scheme (PSS) for Rabi 2021-22 seasons.
State-wise quantum of wheat procured for Central Pool for RMS 2022-23 is enclosed as Annexure-I.
State-wise quantum of paddy (in terms of rice) procured for Central Pool for KMS 2022-23 is enclosed as Annexure-II.
State-wise quantum of gram procured for Central Pool for 2021-22 is enclosed as
Procurement of wheat and rice was enough to meet the requirement of National Food Security Act (NFSA), Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and Other Welfare Scheme (OWS) and also maintaining buffer stock.
|WHEAT PROCUREMENT FOR CENTRAL POOL|
|(Fig in LMT )|
|SL No||STATES/ UTs||RMS 2022-23|
|PADDY (IN TERMS OF RICE) PROCUREMENT FOR CENTRAL POOL|
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|S.No.||STATES/ UTs||KMS 2022-23 (Kharif crop)(up to 11.12.2022)|
|Procurement details of Gram procured at MSP under PSS|