New Delhi, 31 May 2021: Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS 2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir at MSP, as was done in previous seasons and till now (upto 30.05.2021) a quantity of over 406.76 LMT of Wheat has been procured (which is all time high, as it has exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the last year corresponding purchase of 360.28 LMT. About 43.55 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs. 80,334.56 Crore.

Paddy procurement in the ongoing   season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with purchase of over 787.87 LMTs of paddy (includes Kharif Crop 706.62 LMT and Rabi Crop 81.25 LMT) upto 30.05.2021 against the last year corresponding purchase of 721.25 LMT. About 117.04 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 1,48,750.89 Crore. Paddy procurement has also reached at all time high level, surpassing previous high of 773.45 LMT in KMS 2019-20.

Further, based on the proposal from the States, approvalwas accorded for procurement of 107.81 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of KharifMarketing Season 2020-21 & Rabi Marketing Season 2021 and Summer season 2021  for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthanand Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme (PSS).The sanction for procurement of 1.74 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also given. For other States/UTs, approval will also be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds and Copra under PSS so that procurement of FAQ grade of these crops can be made at notified MSP for the year 2020-21 directly from the registered farmers, if the market rate goes below MSP during the notified harvesting period in the respective States/UTs by the Central Nodal Agencies through State nominated procuring agencies.

Upto 30.05.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured7,14,695.80MT of Moong, Urad, Tur,Gram, Masoor,Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seedand Soyabean having MSP value of Rs.3,741.39 Crores benefitting 4,25,586 farmers in Tamil Nadu,Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh,Telangana,Haryana and Rajasthan under Kharif2020-21 & Rabi 2021.

Similarly, 5089 MT of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP value of Rs.52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu during the crops season 2020-21.  For the season 2021-22, sanction for procurement of 51000 MT of Copra from Tamilnadu has been given, against which procurement will be started from the date as decided by the State Government.

The respective State/UTs Governments are making necessary arrangements for commencement of procurement from the date as decided by the respective States based on the arrivals of Pulses and Oilseeds.