In spite of increase in production and record procurement at national level, procurement of paddy at MSP decreased in Haryana. Expect the situation to change in the new buying season.
Paddy Purchase in Haryana at Msp.
Under the Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22, government procurement of paddy will start from 25 September 2021 in Haryana. Its preparations are going on. It remains to be seen whether this year the procurement will be less than before or will the government rectify the previous mistake in view of the pressure of the farmers? Haryana is a major paddy producing state, but despite the farmers’ agitation, here
Last year, procurement at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) had come down. Whereas in Punjab there was a considerable increase.
Pushpendra Singh, national president of Kisan Shakti Sangh, says that if any government is reducing the purchase of the main crop of Kharif season in the midst of farmers’ agitation, then it is a matter of concern. What will such governments do later? The Khattar government of Haryana has proved the fears of the agitating farmers right. It is expected that the state government will increase the procurement in the new session. This year the MSP of normal paddy has been fixed at Rs 1940 per quintal.
lowest purchase in two years
In Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, only 56.55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured by the government. Whereas 64.29 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured in KMS 2019-20. That is, in a year, there was a record reduction of 7.74 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) in paddy purchased at MSP.
According to FCI, 59.58 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured in Haryana in 2017-18 at MSP. Whereas in 2018-19, 58.83 lakh tonnes were procured.
Manohar Lal Khattar is the CM in Haryana. He often tries to portray himself as a bigger benefactor than Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, but the lack of paddy procurement in his state has given farmer leaders an opportunity to criticize him.
Has production decreased in Haryana?
This question may also come in your mind. Actually, the production of paddy here has not decreased but has increased. Here in 2019-20, 77.97 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was produced. Whereas in 2020-21 it increased to 83.57 lakh metric tonnes. That is, production of paddy increased while government procurement decreased.
This condition of Haryana among national records
Talking about the national level, a record increase has been registered in the purchase of paddy. In KMS 2019-20, only 770.93 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured. Whereas a record 889.74 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured till September 9 in KMS 2020-21. Despite this, the procurement of paddy decreased in Haryana.
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