Centre allows Telangana to deposit 6.05 LMT of fortified parboiled rice with FCI of remaining paddy of KMS 2020-21 & KMS 2021-22
The Centre has allowed Telangana Government to deposit a total of 6.05 Lakh Metric Tonnes of fortified parboiled rice with Food Corporation of India, out of the remaining paddy of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 (Rabi crop) and paddy of Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22.
The letter in this regard was issued on 11th of this month keeping view the request of the State Government.
The original milling or delivery of Customed Milled Rice period of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 (Rabi) in Telangana was upto September 2021. On the request of Telangana Government, this has been extended seventh time upto this month.
Earlier, the Centre approved procurement estimate of 40.20 Lakh Metric Tonnes of rice in Telangana during Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 (Rabi Crop) with procurement period upto June, 2022 and milling period upto September, 2022. As requested by the Telangana Government, the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, approved the procurement estimate.
The Food Ministry said, Government of India has always supported procurement operations in all states including Telangana.
As compared to 15.79 Lakh Metric Tonnes of rice procured during Kharif Marketing Season 2015-16 benefitting over five lakh 35 thousand farmers with Minimum Support Price value of over three thousand four hundred 17 crore rupees, 94.53 Lakh Metric Tonnes of rice was procured in Telangana during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 benefitting over 21 lakh 64 thousand farmers with Minimum Support Price value of over 26 thousand 637 crore rupees.
As on 11th of this month, in the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22, 72.71 Lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy (48.72 Lakh Metric Tonnes of equivalent rice) has been procured benefitting over 11 lakh 14 thousand farmers with Minimum Support Price value of over 14 thousand 251 crore rupees.
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