After paddy record, wheat procurement at all-time high

Amid protests towards the three farm legal guidelines, the procurement of wheat has soared to an all-time high, a file seen with paddy as properly.

The most recent knowledge obtainable with the Meals Company of India (FCI) exhibits wheat procurement reached 405 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) until Could 29 within the ongoing rabi advertising and marketing season (RMS)—4 per cent increased than 390 LMT in RMS 2020-21. The present 12 months’s wheat procurement determine is the best ever.

That is additionally the primary time that wheat procurement has crossed the 400 LMT mark.

Within the present rabi advertising and marketing season, the best wheat procurement—132 LMT—has been reported from Punjab. The state is adopted by Madhya Pradesh (127 LMT) and Haryana (84.93 LMT).

Final 12 months, Madhya Pradesh was the highest wheat procuring state.

Throughout this rabi season, wheat procurement has been increased in each Punjab and Haryana, that are the epicentre of farmers’ agitation. Final 12 months, the wheat procurement figures for Punjab and Haryana had been 127 LMT and 74 LMT respectively.

The file wheat procurement comes simply after the all-time high procurement of paddy. Within the 2020-21 kharif advertising and marketing season, paddy procurement was 789 LMT—in comparison with 773 LMT in KMS 2019-20, in accordance with FCI knowledge. The very best paddy procurement has been reported from Punjab. It’s adopted by Telangana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Haryana.

In accordance with FCI, there have been about 19,036 wheat procurement centres through the ongoing 2021-22 rabi advertising and marketing season, whereas the variety of procurement centres for paddy was 73,870 throughout KMS 2020-21.

The Centre procures foodgrains with two aims—guaranteeing MSP to farmers and availability of meals grains to the weaker sections at inexpensive costs beneath the general public distribution system.

In accordance with FCI, the full inventory of meals grains—wheat, rice and coarse grains within the central pool is round 1,000 lakh metric tonnes—wheat (525.65 LMT), rice (304.85 LMT), unmilled paddy (262.20 LMT equal to 176 LMT of rice) and coarse grain (7.50 LMT). In Could final 12 months, foodgrain inventory within the central pool was round 800 LMT.

The present foodgrain inventory is far increased than buffer inventory norms. In accordance with the present foodgrain stocking norms, efficient since July 2017, a complete amount of 210.40 LMT of wheat and rice is required because the operational inventory and strategic reserves as of April 1, adopted by 411.20 LMT as of July 1, 307.7 LMT as of October 1, and 214.10 LMT on January 1 yearly.

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