Home Chhattisgarh 38.59 lakh tonnes of paddy purchased in Chhattisgarh till December 31, 25 percent less than in 2022

38.59 lakh tonnes of paddy purchased in Chhattisgarh till December 31, 25 percent less than in 2022

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38.59 lakh tonnes of paddy purchased in Chhattisgarh till December 31, 25 percent less than in 2022

Raipur. Food Corporation of India (FCI) is rapidly purchasing paddy for its buffer stock. The new government of Chhattisgarh has been ordered to pay Rs 3,100 per quintal to paddy farmers as against the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 2,203. In such a situation, experts say that this may lead to some improvement in procurement in the state. Rice procurement in Chhattisgarh till December 31 is said to be 38.59 lakh tonnes, which is 25 percent less than 51.61 lakh tonnes a year ago.

target of paddy purchase

During October-December in the year 2022, FCI had purchased 11 percent more paddy as compared to the year 2021-22. According to the new data, paddy procurement in Punjab, Haryana and other northern states was completed in December, while in western Uttar Pradesh it will continue till the end of January. FCI has managed to purchase 125.08 lakh tonnes of paddy in Punjab, which is 2 percent more than 121.91 lakh tonnes a year ago. Similarly, in Haryana this figure is 39.42 lakh tonnes as against 39.51 lakh tonnes in the year 2022-23. This year, the target of paddy procurement was set at 122 lakh tonnes in Punjab and 40 lakh tonnes in Haryana. In Telangana, paddy procurement has declined by 28 percent from 37.40 lakh tonnes to 27.11 lakh tonnes.

Paddy procurement increased in Andhra Pradesh

FCI has blamed the elections in Chhattisgarh and Telangana for the overall decline in rice procurement this year and expressed hope that this will be covered up. But in the last fortnight, the gap has widened in Telangana while Chhattisgarh has seen some improvement. Similarly, some improvement has been seen in the procurement of paddy in Odisha, because till December 15 the procurement was 39 percent less, whereas now it is 26 percent less. On the other hand, in Andhra Pradesh the difference remains more than 56 percent. FCI has so far been able to purchase 8.93 lakh tonnes of paddy in Odisha and 5.07 lakh tonnes of paddy in Andhra Pradesh.

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