Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Purchase of rice for Central Pool at MSP

Posted On: 09 FEB 2021 5:48PM by PIB Delhi

Procurement policy of Government of India (GOI) is transparent, uniform and open ended, under which paddy offered by farmers within the stipulated period (conforming to specifications prescribed in advance by GOI) are purchased for Central Pool at Minimum Support Price (MSP) by Food Corporation of India/ State Governments/ State Government Agencies to help farmers get remunerative price and prevent distress sale. However, if any producer/farmer gets better price in comparison to MSP, he is free to sell his produce in Open market.

Procurement of paddy across the state depends upon multiple factors viz. Production, availability of marketable surplus stock, MSP, Prevailing Market Rates, Demand Supply situation and participation of Private Traders etc.State-wise procurement of rice for central pool during the last five years is as follows-

RICE PROCUREMENT FOR CENTRAL POOL

 
       

 

(Fig. in LMT)

S.No.

STATES/ UTs

KMS 2015-16

KMS 2016-17

KMS  2017-18

KMS  2018-19

KMS 2019-20

1

Andhra Pradesh

43.36

37.24

40.00

48.06

55.33

2

Telangana

15.79

35.96

36.18

51.90

74.54

3

Assam

0.42

0.46

0.35

1.03

2.11

4

Bihar

12.25

12.34

7.93

9.49

13.41

5

Chandigarh

0.16

0.13

0.14

0.13

0.15

6

Chattisgarh

34.42

40.22

32.55

39.71

52.24

7

Gujarat

0.01

0.01

0.00

0.09

0.14

8

Haryana

28.61

35.83

39.92

39.41

43.07

9

Jharkhand

2.06

1.39

1.43

1.53

2.55

10

Jammu Kashmir

0.07

0.08

0.13

0.09

0.10

11

Karnataka

0.55

0.00

0.00

0.59

0.41

12

Kerala

3.82

3.08

3.29

4.65

4.83

13

Madhya Pradesh

8.49

13.14

10.96

13.95

17.40

14

Maharashtra

2.30

3.09

1.79

5.80

11.67

15

Odisha

33.69

36.30

32.87

44.47

47.98

16

Puducherry

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

17

Punjab

93.50

110.52

118.33

113.34

108.76

18

NEF (Tripura)

-

-

-

0.07

0.14

19

Tamilnadu

11.92

1.44

10.11

12.94

22.04

20

Uttar Pradesh

29.10

23.54

28.75

32.33

37.90

21

Uttrakhand

5.98

7.06

0.38

4.62

6.82

22

West Bengal

15.68

19.23

16.73

19.79

18.38

Total

342.18

381.06

381.84

443.99

519.97

 

 

Procurement of paddy is carried out at Minimum Support Price (MSP) fixed by Government of India. MSP of paddy for the last five years is as under:

(in Rs./qtl)

Year

Paddy

Common

Grade ‘A’

2015-16

1410

1450

2016-17

1470

1510

2017-18

1550

1590

2018-19

1750

1770

2019-20

1815

1835

 

State-wise production of rice during the last five years is as follows-

 

   

PRODUCTION OF RICE

   

 

 
         

(Figures in LMT)

 

 

S. No.

STATE/UT

KMS 2015-16                                             

KMS 2016-17        

KMS 2017-18

KMS 2018-19

KMS

2019-20*

 

 

 

 

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

74.89

74.52

81.66

82.35

86.38

 

 

2

TELANGANA

30.47

51.73

62.62

66.70

73.37

 

 

3

ASSAM

51.25

47.27

52.84

52.21

50.98

 

 

4

BIHAR

68.02

82.39

80.93

61.56

60.53

 

 

5

CHANDIGARH

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 

 

6

CHHATISGARH

57.89

80.48

49.31

65.27

65.00

 

 

7

GUJARAT

17.02

19.30

18.91

19.12

19.73

 

 

8

HARYANA

41.45

44.53

45.23

45.16

48.24

 

 

9

JAMMU & KASHMIR

6.46

5.72

5.13

6.16

 -

 

 

10

JHARKHAND

28.82

38.42

40.78

28.94

31.91

 

 

11

KARNATAKA

30.21

26.05

30.17

34.31

36.76

 

 

12

KERALA

5.49

4.37

5.21

5.78

6.14

 

 

13

MADHYA PRADESH

35.47

42.27

41.24

44.95

48.02

 

 

14

MAHARASHTRA

25.93

31.10

27.31

32.76

31.83

 

 

15

ODISHA

58.75

83.26

65.51

77.34

80.37

 

 

16

PUDUCHERRY

0.44

0.52

0.43

0.63

 -

 

 

17

PUNJAB

118.23

115.86

133.82

128.22

117.82

 

 

18

TRIPURA

7.95

8.15

8.12

7.93

 -

 

 

19

TAMIL NADU

75.17

23.69

66.39

61.31

71.81

 

 

20

UTTAR PRADESH

125.01

137.54

132.74

155.45

155.24

 

 

21

UTTRAKHAND

6.39

6.30

6.47

6.18

6.54

 

 

22

WEST BENGAL

159.54

153.03

149.67

162.42

155.70

 

 

 

TOTAL

1024.86

1076.51

1104.49

1144.73

1146.38

 

 
 

* As per Fourth  Advance Estimates released by DAC&FW

       

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in Lok Sabha today.

 

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