Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Wheat Procurement Update

Wheat Procurement
Wheat Procurement

Wheat procurement has reached 301.95 lakh tonnes by May 17 in the current RB marketing season 2020-21, which is 74% of the fixed target of 407 lakh tonnes. Including Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana, where 92.14 percent of seats have been purchased, the largest producer states Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and other states have only 7.86 percent share in the purchase.

According to Food Corporation of India (FCI), Punjab accounts for 40.75 percent of the total wheat procurement so far, 29.38 percent of Madhya Pradesh, and 22.03 percent of Haryana, while Uttar Pradesh has only 5.31 percent and 2.36 percent of the rate.

Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a tweet on Monday that under the procurement target set for the Rabi season 2020-21, procurement of wheat and rice from farmers is going on. He said that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has purchased 301.95 lakh tonnes of wheat and 44.85 lakh tonnes of rice till 17 May. All procurement centers are taking full care of protection from Kovid-19 infection. The procurement of wheat from Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan started from April 15 while from Haryana from April 20.

According to FCI, 301.95 lakh tonnes of wheat has been purchased so far in the current Rabi at the support price, while 314.19 lakh tonnes were procured in the same period of the last Rabi season. According to FCI, out of the total procurement done so far, Punjab has the highest procurement of 123.02 lakh tonnes, in Madhya Pradesh about 88.70 lakh tonnes and in Haryana, 66.49 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured while 16.03 lakh tonnes in Uttar Pradesh and 7.12 lakh tonnes in Rajasthan. Purchased at the support price. Other states have procured 26,409 tonnes from Uttarakhand, 10,955 tonnes from Chandigarh, 28 tonnes from Delhi, 15,527 tonnes in Gujarat, 2,614 tonnes in Himachal Pradesh and 11 tonnes from Jammu and Kashmir.

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