The Union Authorities has chalked out a system for modernising storage of foodgrains in metal silos. By 2024-twenty five, all foodgrains in the state will be saved in present day silos and common storage amenities will be phased out step by step, Food stuff and General public Distribution Secretary Sudanshu Pandey stated on Thursday.
From this calendar year, the federal government has resolved to not give authorization to retailer grains in protected plinth and places that are open to sky. The Centre has cleared an supplemental twenty for each cent capacity to warehouses that are able of storing far more grains. This single action has served make an supplemental 160 lakh tonnes storage capacity in present warehouses with a overall capacity of 816 lakh tonnes, stated Pandey at a push briefing right here.
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Procurement agencies have procured 64.7 lakh tonnes (lt) of wheat until Wednesday for the latest rabi advertising and marketing season that commenced on March fifteen. The Centre is “confident” of procuring the believed 427.36 lt of wheat, virtually 37 lt far more than prior year’s report wheat procurement of 389.ninety three lakh tonnes.
While far more than thirty.one lakh tonnes of wheat have been procured in Haryana, twenty.63 lakh tonnes and ten.56 lakh tonnes of wheat have been procured in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, respectively, so far. The overall procurement throughout the corresponding period of time previous calendar year was mere sixty tonnes as the procurement functions ended up influenced by the sudden lockdown imposed by the Union Authorities at first.
Pandey many thanks Punjab govt
Pandey thanked Punjab Authorities, arhtiyas (fee agents) and farmers in the State for building immediate financial institution transfer (DBT) probable for wheat procurement below the least assist rate (MSP) scheme for developing buffer shares. The shares are procured by the Food stuff Company of India for distribution of foodgrains by means of ration stores and below different welfare schemes.
He assured the arhtiyas that their fee much too would be transferred instantly to their financial institution accounts. Punjab and Haryana ended up the previous two States in the state to transfer to the DBT manner and the scheme is carried out from the latest rabi season.
“There is no stakeholder interest clash or encroachment in Punjab. Arhtiyas are getting their fee individually by means of the electronic-manner of payment. Before, the MSP was going to farmers by means of arhtiyas and now it is remaining instantly transferred to farmers on line,” he stated.
Pandey stated so far ₹12,800 crore has been transferred to the financial institution accounts of 6,sixty,593 farmers in 11 States throughout the state. While procurement commenced in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on March fifteen and in Haryana on April one, it started out in Punjab on April ten. The Food stuff Secretary stated that the procurement will attain more momentum soon after Baisakhi, which was celebrated on Tuesday.
Pandey denied that sizeable quantities of grains are destroyed thanks to bad ailments of godowns in the state. He stated the grains shed thanks to bad storage in previous two decades ended up .006 for each cent and .004 for each cent respectively.
In accordance to Pandey, an supplemental storage capacity of one hundred lakh tonnes is remaining produced in India to enhance the storage infrastructure. A metal silo of has already appear up in Ahmedabad, although a pilot undertaking is going on in Buxar in Bihar to check the viability of metal silos for lengthy-phrase storage of rice.
The Food stuff Secretary admitted that there is a rate rise in oilseeds but attributed it to a selection of international elements this kind of as crop problems to oil crops in Latin American nations around the world (Soyabean) and Ukraine (Sunflower). Even so, he also pointed out that the farmers in the state benefited as prices of soyabean and castor seeds are ruling previously mentioned MSP.