Haryana to buy 75 lakh MT wheat for Rabi season 2016-17

All arrangements for smooth procurement of wheat and other grains during the Rabi season-2016 have been made, a spokesman of Haryana Food and Supplies Department said here.
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Mar 28, 2016, 07.49 AM | Source: PTI

Haryana to buy 75 lakh MT wheat for Rabi season 2016-17

"All arrangements for smooth procurement of wheat and other grains during the Rabi season-2016 have been made," a spokesman of Haryana Food and Supplies Department said here.

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Haryana to buy 75 lakh MT wheat for Rabi season 2016-17

"All arrangements for smooth procurement of wheat and other grains during the Rabi season-2016 have been made," a spokesman of Haryana Food and Supplies Department said here.

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Haryana to buy 75 lakh MT wheat for Rabi season 2016-17
Haryana government said it has made all arrangements for the procurement of 75 lakh metric tonne of wheat for Rabi marketing season 2016-17, starting from April.

"All arrangements for smooth procurement of wheat and other grains during the Rabi season-2016 have been made," a spokesman of Haryana Food and Supplies Department said here.

The procurement agencies have also made necessary arrangements for packing material for procurement of 75 lakh MT of wheat, he said.

The state government was committed to making payments to the farmers within 48-72 hours of their grains being procured, he said.

This year, about 75 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat is expected to arrive in the mandis. The Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat has been fixed at Rs 1,525 per quintal. As many as 379 mandis or purchase centres have been set up across the state.

The Food and Supplies Department and HAFED would purchase 33 percent each of the wheat in the mandis.

Similarly, the Food Corporation of India and the Haryana Warehousing Corporation would purchase 12 percent each, and the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation ten percent of the total arrival of wheat.

Steps have been taken to ensure that mandis are equipped with such basic amenities as drinking water, electricity, pucca platforms, sheds and parking place. The mandis have been so spaced as to ensure that the farmers are not required to travel more than one km to sell their produce, the spokesman added.

The production of barley is likely to be about 1.5 lakh MT and about 10,000 MT of barley is likely to arrive in the mandis.

The MSP for barley has been fixed at Rs 1,225 per quintal. In the event market prices of barley fall below the MSP, the state procurement agencies would effect its purchase on MSP in the mandis allocated to them.

The spokesman said that the production of gram was likely to be about 1.05 lakh MT this year. Its MSP has been fixed at Rs 3,425 per quintal.

Since the trend has been that the market prices of gram generally rule higher than the MSP, the need to purchase at MSP may not arise. In case the market prices tend to fall below MSP, HAFED would make the purchases at MSP on behalf of NAFED.

The spokesman said that over and above the MSP, bonus of Rs 75 per quintal would also be payable on gram and mustard.

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