Paddy procurement started in Haryana.
After heavy protests by farmers and traders’ organizations, the government has started paddy procurement in Haryana. In the last four days, 4,56,220 tonnes of paddy has been procured here. Paddy has arrived in the mandis but due to moisture and other problems, the procurement is still slow. The Haryana government informed that in the Kharif procurement season 2021-22, paddy is being procured from October 3 at 200 procurement centers. On Thursday alone, more than one lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured by all the procurement institutions.
So far 47,776 farmers have done scheduling on the link of e-kharif software to sell their paddy crop. The lifting of the purchased paddy from the mandis has also started. So far 739 exit gate passes have been deducted. A total of 1036 rice mills have been registered for milling in all the districts of the state. Similarly, transport contractors have been appointed for paddy lifting. The duty of IAS officers has been imposed by the state government to oversee the paddy procurement process in the mandis.
In which district how many purchases
Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies Department said that the main districts for procurement of paddy in the state are 79,493 tonnes in Ambala, 60,014 tonnes in Kaithal, 1,32,924 tonnes in Kurukshetra, 77,049 tonnes in Karnal and 79,289 tonnes in Yamunanagar. Has been done.
Will the purchase increase this time?
In the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, the Haryana government had procured only 56.55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. Whereas 64.29 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased in KMS 2019-20. That is, a record shortfall of 7.74 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) in paddy procured at MSP in a year.
According to the Food Corporation of India, 59.58 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased in Haryana in 2017-18 at MSP. Whereas in 2018-19, 58.83 lakh tonnes were procured. In such a situation, it remains to be seen whether the Haryana government will buy more than last year or will there be more shortage this time.
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