paddy: Centre procures paddy, wheat value over Rs 2.5 lakh crore in 2021-22 in opposition to Rs 98k crore in 2013-14

Purchases of wheat and paddy rice, each in amount and price, have risen considerably during the last 8 years because of will increase within the minimal improve value (MSP) and purchases in additional states, a senior meals ministry professional stated Tuesday. The selection of farmers lined by means of MSP operations additionally greater because of greater purchases of wheat and rice by means of the Meals Company of India (FCI), the central company for the acquisition and distribution of meals grains.

“Central purchases of wheat and rice greater considerably between the 2013-14 and 2021-2022 advertising and marketing seasons. Buying has change into large and we at the moment are buying grain from extra states. MSP has greater considerably,” stated Subod Singh. further secretary on the Ministry of Meals.

Purchases are being made in Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura, he stated, including that FCI has begun buying paddy rice from Rajasthan.

Manufacturing of wheat and paddy rice has additionally greater since 2013-14.

As for wheat, purchases greater to 433.44 lakh heaps in 2021-2022 from 250.72 thousand heaps in 2013-2014. The price of bought wheat greater to Rs 85,604 crore from Rs 33,847 crore.

Singh highlighted that 49.2 lakh wheat farmers benefited in 2021-2022 in comparison to 20.47 million farmers in 2016-2017. No knowledge are to be had at the selection of farmers who gained advantages sooner than 2016-2017.

The MSP of wheat was once greater by means of 57% to Rs 2,125/cwt from Rs 1,350/cwt in 2013-14. On the subject of rice, MSP greater by means of about 53% to Rs 2,060/cwt in comparison to Rs 1,345/cwt in 2013-2014.

Purchases of paddy rice greater to 857 thousand heaps in 2021-22 advertising and marketing yr (October-September) from 475.30 thousand heaps in 2013-14. The price of MSP paid to rice farmers was once nearly Rs 1.7 crore within the 2021-22 advertising and marketing yr from roughly Rs 64,000 crore.

In 2021-2022, greater than 125 lakhs rising rice fields had been lined by means of MSP operations, in comparison to 73 lakhs in 2015-2016.

Singh stated that along with wheat and rice, the Heart has requested states to buy coarse cereals in addition to distribute grain, and confident them it is going to endure the prices.

9 states lately purchase coarse grains — Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu, he stated, including that corn, bajra, jowar and ragi are purchased from MSP.

Purchases of coarse grains are anticipated to upward push to about 9,500 heaps in 2022-2023 from about 6,500 heaps the former yr, Singh stated, including that the Karnataka govt will purchase about 5,000 heaps of ragi.

The extra secretary stated the ministry may be running on an idea word to discover the potential for atmosphere a base value for minor millet.

Talking about Rajasthan, Singh stated that the state’s wheat purchases had been 23.4 lakh heaps in 2021-2022, in comparison to 12.69 million heaps in 2013-2014.

Rice harvesting in Rajasthan started greater than ten years later.

Singh stated the ministry and the FCI have requested the Rajasthan govt to transport to a DCP (decentralized) regime for meals grain purchases.

Underneath the DCP device, the state govt/its companies acquire, retailer and distribute (versus govt of India appropriations for TPDS and OWS and so on.) inside the state. Extra shares bought by means of the federal government/companies are transferred to the FCI within the Central Pool.

The prices incurred by means of the state govt for the acquisition, garage and distribution of DCP shares are reimbursed by means of the central govt on established ideas.

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