Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Procurement of wheat and rice

Posted On: 09 FEB 2021 5:50PM by PIB Delhi

The quantum of wheat and rice procured during 2019-20 and 2020-21 is as under:

(Fig. in LMT)

KMS/RMS

Rice

Wheat

2019-20

519.97

341.32

2020-21

405.32*

389.92

* Figures reported is as on 01.02.2021

 

Procurement of wheat and paddy under Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations is on increasing trend which indicates that the MSP regime is helpful and instrumental in ensuring food security in the country.The procurement of wheat and paddy for the last three years and current year is as under:

                                                                                      (Fig. in LMT)

Year

Wheat

Paddy

2017-18

308.24

568.54

2018-19

357.95

660.11

2019-20

341.32

773.45

2020-21

389.92

604.03#

# Figures reported as on 01.02.2021

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

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