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India Government to procure 22.5 mn tonnes of rice
India News
The central government is planning to procure 22.5 million tonnes of rice from farmers during the kharif (summer crop) marketing season beginning Oct 1.

The amount being procured is almost the same as in the previous year.

This preliminary estimate emerged at a meeting of state food secretaries and senior officials of the state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) here Wednesday.

The meeting was convened to take stock of arrangements and preparedness of state governments for purchase of paddy and coarse grains from farmers under the Minimum Support Price during the coming kharif marketing season.

Addressing the meeting, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar urged the state governments to procure grains for the meeting the requirement of people below the poverty line through Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in their respective areas while the remaining quantity will be taken over by the FCI.

"The meeting also reviewed the storage as well as warehousing facilities in states besides availability of packing material. The procurement operation commences from Oct 1 in most of the states," an official statement said.

The revival of the summer monsoon has improved prospects of food grain production during kharif and expectations are of production reaching levels close to last year.

The next meeting of the state food secretaries is planned Sep 17, to discuss measures for improving the functioning of public distribution system, the official statement said.


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