Paddy costs company up in Bengal on executive shopping for by admin- Thursday, January 7th, 2021 07:58:50 AM
The S tate government has already done over 22 consistent with cent of its procurement target of around fifty two lakh tonnes – AFP
Robust demand from Bangladesh, too, helps the upward push in fee
Paddy charges in West Bengal have firmed up by way of nearly 10 according to cent this yr at the lower back of a sturdy procurement by way of the government and an expected surge in demand from Bangladesh. Price of paddy in the open market is currently ruling at round ₹1,600-1,seven hundred a quintal as in opposition to ₹1,four hundred-1,450 at some point of the equal duration final year.
According to Sushil Kumar Choudhury, President, Bengal Rice Mills Association, the State government has already achieved over 22 consistent with cent of its focused procurement of round fifty two lakh tonnes (lt) for this crop season.
The critical government has constant the MSP of paddy (commonplace grade) at ₹1,868 a quintal for the 2020-21 crop 12 months — marginally higher by way of round ₹53 a quintal.
“The State authorities has procured close to eleven.2 lt of paddy till December 31. The way matters are progressing, the procurement is in all likelihood to be better than remaining yr. There is also an amazing call for coming in from Bangladesh and this has helped push up costs,” Choudhury instructed BusinessLine.
According to industry estimates, Bangladesh is in all likelihood to import round 10-20 lt of rice in 2020-21 as nearby fees there have jumped to a document excessive on the back of restricted elements. This is possibly to push up rice exports from India, specially from Bengal which gives the grain at competitive rates.
The total export of non-basmati rice to Bangladesh turned into around nine lt in 2019-20 anticipated at round ₹2,600 crore. Major export takes place among September and February. The latest floods in Bangladesh have impacted its manufacturing thereby pushing up fees. Bangladesh additionally these days slashed its customs duty on rice to twenty-five in keeping with cent from sixty two.5 consistent with cent to reinforce resources.
“The importers will should follow for permission to the Food Ministry to import earlier than January 10. But we anticipate an awesome quantity of rice to be exported from Bengal this yr,” stated Suraj Agarwal, CEO, Tirupati Agri Trade.
Bumper output possibly
West Bengal, which produces near a hundred and fifty-160 lt paddy every year across the 3 seasons and debts for nearly 14 per cent of the us of a’s overall manufacturing, is in all likelihood to witness higher crop this year subsidized by beneficial weather situations.