Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Wheat procurement for the forthcoming RMS 2021-22 expected to 9.56% more than procurement during RMS 2020-21


Wheat procurement estimated at 427.363 Lakh Metric Tonnes during Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22

Similarly, a total quantity of 119.72 LMT rice (rabi crop) has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming rabi crop of current KMS 2020-21 which is 24.43% more than the 96.21 LMT procurement of rice (rabi crop) during KMS 2019-20

Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD) chaired a meeting of State Food Secretaries to discuss the arrangements for procurement of Wheat during the ensuing Rabi Marketing season 2021-22 and that of Rice (Rabi Crop) of KMS 2020-21

Posted On: 02 MAR 2021 7:31PM by PIB Delhi

Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD), Government of India, chaired a meeting of State Food Secretaries today to discuss the arrangements for procurement of Wheat during the ensuing Rabi Marketing season 2021-22 and that of Rice (Rabi Crop) of KMS 2020-21.

A total quantity of 427.363 LMT wheat has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming RMS 2021-22 which is 9.56% more than the 389.93 LMT procured during RMS 2020-21.

Similarly, a total quantity of 119.72 LMT rice (rabi crop) has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming rabi crop of current KMS 2020-21 which is 24.43% more than the 96.21 LMT procurement of rice (rabi crop) during KMS  2019-20.

State wise procurement ESTIMATE of Wheat during RMS 2021-22 is as follows: -

 

S.No   

 

State   

Procurement Estimate (in LMT)

1

Punjab

130.00

2

Madhya Pradesh        

135.00

3

Haryana          

80.00

4

Uttar Pradesh 

55.00

5

Rajasthan       

22.00

6

Uttarakhand   

2.20

7

Gujarat

1.5

8

Bihar  

1.00

9

Himachal Pradesh      

0.06

10

Maharashtra   

0.003

11

Delhi  

0.50

12

Jammu & Kashmir     

0.10

 

Total  

427.363

 

 

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