Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, September 28
Amid intensifying farmers’ agitation, the Centre, which on Monday allowed all states to start rice/paddy procurement operations in Kharif Advertising and marketing Season (KMS), mentioned 5,637 MT grain value Rs 10.53 crore at MSP of Rs 1,868 per quintal was procured from 390 farmers of Haryana and Punjab the place buy began Saturday.
“The procurement of paddy throughout Kharif Advertising and marketing Season 2020-21 began from September 26 and as much as September 27, 5637 MT having MSP worth of Rs 10.53 crore at MSP of Rs 1,868 per quintal has been procured from 390 farmers of Haryana and Punjab,” a press release issued by the Agriculture Ministry right this moment mentioned.
The procurement of paddy for the remaining states additionally commenced right this moment.
In the meantime, based mostly on the proposal from states, approval has been accorded for procurement of 13.77 LMT of pulses and oilseeds for the season from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Haryana. For different states/UTs, approval might be accorded on receipt of proposals and procurement made as per Worth Help Scheme (PSS) if the market charges go under its MSP, the Ministry mentioned.
The procurement of cotton for the season 2020-21 will start from October 1 and Cotton Company of India (CCI) will begin buy of FAQ grade cotton from the day.
State governments have been requested to make sure huge publicity of uniform specs amongst farmers to make sure they get due value for his or her produce and any rejection of the shares is totally averted.
All states/Union Territories and Meals Company of India have been suggested that the procurement throughout KMS 2020-21 could also be strictly in accordance with the uniform specs. The Meals Company of India and state procurement companies have additionally been directed to “guarantee problem free procurement and Minimal Help Worth (MSP) funds to farmers,” based on the assertion.
Until September 24, the federal government by way of its Nodal Companies has procured 34.20 MT of Moong having MSP worth of Rs 25 lakh benefitting 40 farmers in Tamil Nadu. Equally, 5,089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP worth of Rs 52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3,961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu towards the sanctioned amount of 95.75 LMT for the Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it mentioned.
In the meantime after early Kharif rice procurement, sources say the federal government is planning to make procurement within the Rabi season, for which MSP has already been introduced, a “seamless/ easy process” to show improper adversaries/rivals main the “misinformation marketing campaign” towards the brand new agriculture legal guidelines.