Thursday, 27 July 2017

Rice procurement estimated 375 lakh tonnes during 2017-18 for Kharif Crop

 In a meeting of State Food Secretaries held here today, procurement target for paddy in terms of rice for Kharif Crop  during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2017-18 has been finalised as 375 lakh tonnes against target of 330 lakh tonnes of last year i.e. KMS 2016-17. In KMS 2016-17 actual procurement of rice (Kharif crop) was 343.52 LMT.

The meeting chaired by the Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ms Preeti Sudan reviewed arrangements for procurement of paddy in producing States, particularly in decentralised procurement States and other non-traditional States during KMS 2017-18.

State wise targets for procurement of paddy (in terms of rice) for KMS 2017-18 for Kharif season is as follows:

Sl. No.
State
Target of Procurement for Kharif Crop only (In Lakh MT)
1
Andhra Pradesh
25
2
Assam
0.75
3
Bihar
12
4
Chhattisgarh
48
5
Haryana
30
6
Jharkhand
2.5
7
Karnataka
1
8
Kerala
1
9
Madhya Pradesh
13
10
Maharashtra
4
11
Odisha
30
12
Punjab
115
13
Tamil Nadu
10
14
Telangana
15
15
Uttar Pradesh
37
16
Uttarakhand
7
17
West Bengal
23
18
Others
0.75
Total
375



Courtesy: pib:nic.in

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