In the steady Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government proceeds to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes. In this article, we will discuss MSP Operations during Kharif Marketing.
MSP Operations during Kharif Marketing Scheme
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution announced the new scheme for proceeds to acquire Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes.
Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is proceeding smoothly as in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka and West Bengal with an investment of over 555.83 LMTs of paddy up to 13.01.2021.
This is again of 27.44 % against the last year corresponding investment of 436.14 LMT. Out of the aggregate purchase of 555.83 LMT, Punjab alone has participated 202.77 LMT which is 36.48 % of cumulative procurement.
Who Can Avail Benefits of Kharif Marketing Scheme
About 76.92 Lac farmers have already been supported from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 104942.40 Crore.
Further Clarification by Government
Further, Based on the undertaking from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 51.66 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka etc.
Further, the authorization for procurement of 1.23 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also provided.
Also, authorization for procurement of 2.50 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Rabi Marketing Season 2020-2021 for the States of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, was provided.
Up to 13.01.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 290547.45 MT of Moong, Urad, Groundnut Pods and Soyabean acquiring MSP value of Rs.1554.57.
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