Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, March 2
Estimated at 427.363 Lakh Metric Tonnes, wheat procurement for the Rabi Advertising and marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22 is predicted to be 9.56 per cent greater than the earlier RMS, the federal government mentioned right here on Tuesday.
Among the many 12 producing states, the procurement from Punjab is predicted to be 130 LMT, Haryana 80 LMT, Uttar Pradesh 55 LMT and Rajasthan 22 LMT – the states the place farmers are agitating in opposition to the three Central farm legal guidelines.
The chief of the chart with 135 LMT is Madhya Pradesh, which led the group final yr too with most procurement within the season.
In the meantime, in line with the Ministry of Client Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution, the procurement of rice is estimated at 119.72 LMT for the present Kharif Advertising and marketing Season 2020-21, which is 24.43 per cent greater than the 96.21 LMT procured throughout the KMS 2019-20.
The data was shared at a gathering of state Meals Secretaries to debate the preparations for procurement of wheat throughout the ensuing RMS 2021-22 and rice throughout the KMS 2020-21.
A complete of 427.363 LMT wheat has been estimated for procurement throughout the forthcoming RMS 2021-22 which is 9.56 per cent greater than the 389.93 LMT procured throughout RMS 2020-21, it mentioned.
Equally, a complete amount of 119.72 LMT rice has been estimated for procurement throughout the forthcoming rabi crop of present KMS 2020-21, which is 24.43 per cent greater than the 96.21 LMT procurement of rice throughout KMS 2019-20, learn the official assertion.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal mentioned time had come for the Central Warehousing Company to extend the present capability of 130 LMT by manifold on the earliest to fulfill challenges of a rising farm sector and making certain holistic storage options for the farmers.
Goyal was talking on the Basis Day of the Central Warehousing Company.