Explore surplus paddy sale, Punjab advised

Explore surplus paddy sale, Punjab advised

by admin- Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 07:57:04 AM

Moved aimed toward lowering handling costs; alternate unearths it WTO-compliant
In a flow probably aimed toward lowering managing costs at the preliminary stage of the rice procurement method, the Centre has requested Punjab to discover the possibility of auctioning paddy in some districts wherein there is a surplus.

Earlier this month, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) wrote to the Director, Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, to discover the choice of auctioning the paddy in surplus districts along with Ferozepur, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur on the stop of the procurement season.

“The marketability of rice, surplus amount, garage constraints and normal price-advantage ought to drive goal decision making. It is clarified that neither farmers nor millers will go through any loss from such an initiative,” the FCI stated within the letter.

Food Secretary’s visit
FCI’s letter follows the go to of Union Secretary for Food and Public Distribution Sudhanshu Pandey to Punjab and Haryana ultimate month to review the procurement technique

The paddy procurement is still beneath procedure and total paddy bought with the aid of the Government groups in Punjab for the Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22 stood at a hundred sixty five.58 lakh tonnes as on November 11. Punjab State companies have procured 163.Eighty one lakh tonnes, at the same time as FCI had procured 1.37 lakh tonnes. In Haryana, the paddy procured by State businesses and FCI stood at 53.38 lakh tonnes.

Overall, paddy procured across the usa by various kingdom groups and FCI stood at 231.36 lakh tonnes as on November 11 for the 2021-22 kharif advertising season.

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