Wheat procurement reaches 195 lakh tonnes up to now in 2022-23, surpasses earlier yr’s complete buy: Govt

NEW DELHI : The Centre on Thursday stated that wheat procurement has reached 195 lakh tonnes up to now on this advertising and marketing yr that began in April, surpassing the whole buy made in the course of the earlier yr.

“The procurement of wheat throughout RMS (rabi advertising and marketing season) 2023-24 has already surpassed the whole procurement of RMS 2022-23,” the Ministry of Client Affairs, Meals & Public Distribution stated in an announcement.

“In RMS 2022-23, the procurement was 188 lakh tonnes. Nevertheless, until April 26, 2023, wheat procurement throughout RMS 2023-24 is 195 lakh tonnes.”

‘’This has largely benefitted the farmers. MSP (minimal assist worth) outflow of about 41,148 crore has already been made to about 14.96 lakh farmers in the course of the ongoing wheat procurement operations,‘’ the assertion stated.

Notably, main contribution within the procurement comes from three wheat procuring states of Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh with procurement of 89.79 LMT, 54.26 LMT and 49.47 LMT respectively.

One of many main components, contributing the progressive procurement this yr, is the grant of rest by GOI in high quality specs of wheat being procured, in view of premature rains resulting in luster loss. It will scale back the hardship of farmers and examine any misery sale.

The Central authorities has additionally allowed all of the states to open procurement centres at village/ panchayat degree and to hold out the procurement by Co-operative Societies/ Gram Panchayats/ Arhatias and so forth. Additionally, along with already present designated procurement centres, for higher outreach.

As well as, rice procurement can also be progressing easily. A amount of 354 LMT of rice has been procured until April 26, 2023 throughout kharif crop of KMS 2022-23 with one other 140 LMT but to be procured. Additional, a amount of 106 LMT rice has been estimated to be procured in the course of the Rabi crop of KMS 2022-23.

The mixed inventory place of wheat and rice within the Central Pool, has surpassed 510 LMT which places the nation in a snug place to satisfy its necessities of meals grains. With the continuing procurement of wheat and rice, the meals grains inventory ranges are on rise in authorities granaries.

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Up to date: 27 Apr 2023, 08:44 PM IST