444 LMT wheat procurement estimated in RMS 2022-23

IAS Prelims 2023


Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD), under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, chaired a meeting of State Food Secretaries and Food Corporation of India (FCI) through Video Conference here today, to discuss the procurement arrangements for ensuing Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23 and Rabi crop of Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22.

A quantity of 444 LMT wheat has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming RMS 2022-23, which is more than procurement estimate of previous year RMS 2021-22. 

Also, a quantity of 42.92 LMT rice (rabi crop) has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming rabi crop of current KMS 2021-22 from seven rice (rabi crop) procuring States. Estimate of procurement of rice (rabi crop) from State Governments of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana is awaited.

During the meeting, promotion of coarse grains, implementation of minimum threshold parameters for online procurement operations, supply of jute bags & packaging material, storage space, improving efficiency & transparency in procurement operations and online settlement of food subsidy claims were also discussed.

 

Annexure

 

State-wise PROCUREMENT ESTIMATE of Wheat during RMS 2022-23

S.No.

State

Procurement Estimate(in LMT)

1.

Punjab

132.00

2.

Madhya Pradesh

129.00

3.

Haryana

85.00

4.

Uttar Pradesh

60.00

5.

Rajasthan

23.00

6.

Bihar

10.00

7.

Uttarakhand

2.20

8.

Gujarat

2.00

9.

Himachal Pradesh

0.27

10.

Jammu & Kashmir

0.35

11.

Delhi

0.18

 

Total

444

 

State-wise PROCUREMENT ESTIMATE of Rice against the Rabi crop during KMS 2021-22

Sl. No.

State

Procurement Estimate

In terms of rice(in LMT)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

25.00

2.

Odisha

10.00

3.

West Bengal

3.00

4.

Kerala

2.55

5.

Assam

2.00

6.

Tripura

0.25

7.

Karnataka

0.12

8.

Telangana

Awaited

9.

Tamil Nadu

Awaited

10

Maharashtra

Awaited

 

Total

42.92

 

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    Source PIB