RICE PROCUREMENT ESTIMATED 375 LAKH TONNES DURING 2017-18 FOR KHARIF CROP 

RICE PROCUREMENT ESTIMATED 375 LAKH TONNES DURING 2017-18 FOR KHARIF CROP 

In a meeting of State Food Secretaries held here today, procurement target for paddy in terms of rice for Kharif Crop  during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2017-18 has been finalised as 375 lakh tonnes against target of 330 lakh tonnes of last year i.e. KMS 2016-17. In KMS 2016-17 actual procurement of rice (Kharif crop) was 343.52 LMT.

The meeting chaired by the Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ms Preeti Sudan reviewed arrangements for procurement of paddy in producing States, particularly in decentralised procurement States and other non-traditional States during KMS 2017-18.

State wise targets for procurement of paddy (in terms of rice) for KMS 2017-18 for Kharif season is as follows:

Sl. No. State Target of Procurement for Kharif Crop only (In Lakh MT)
1 Andhra Pradesh 25
2 Assam 0.75
3 Bihar 12
4 Chhattisgarh 48
5 Haryana 30
6 Jharkhand 2.5
7 Karnataka 1
8 Kerala 1
9 Madhya Pradesh 13
10 Maharashtra 4
11 Odisha 30
12 Punjab 115
13 Tamil Nadu 10
14 Telangana 15
15 Uttar Pradesh 37
16 Uttarakhand 7
17 West Bengal 23
18 Others 0.75
Total 375

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