Ministry of Consumers Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minimum Support Price Operation During KMS 2020-21. In ongoing Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons.
Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States and UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Jammu& Kashmir, Kerala and Gujarat with purchase of 188.85 LMTs of paddy upto 29.10.2020 against the last year corresponding purchase of 151.94 LMT showing an increase of 24.29 % over last year. Out of the total purchase of 188.84 LMT, Punjab alone has contributed 129.48 LMT which is 68.56 % of total procurement.
About 15.81 Lac farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 35654.42 crore. Further, based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 45.10 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme(PSS) .
Further, sanction for procurement of 1.23 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also given. For other States/UTs, approval will also be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds and Copra under PSS so that procurement of FAQ grade of these crops can be made at notified MSP for the year 2020-21 directly from the registered farmers, if the market rate goes below MSP during the notified harvesting period in the respective States/UTs by the Central Nodal Agencies through State nominated procuring agencies.
Upto 29.10.2020, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 5572.63 MT of Moong, Urad, Groundnut Pods and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs.32.30 Crores benefitting 3690 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana. Similarly, 5089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP value of Rs. 52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In respect of Copra and Urad, rates are ruling above MSP in most of the major producing States.
The respective State/UTs Governments are making necessary arrangements for commencement of procurement from the date as decided by the respective States based on the arrivals in respect of Kharif Pulses and Oilseeds.