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Rice procurement estimated 300 lakh tonnes during 2015-16
The procurement target for Kharif Marketing Season 2015-16 has been estimated at 300 lakh tonnes. The meeting of State Food Secretaries was chaired by the Union Food Secretary, Smt Vrinda Sarup who reviewed arrangements for procurement of paddy and coarse grains in producing States, particularly in decentralised procurement States and other non-traditional States to maximize procurement of paddy/ rice and coarse grains during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2015-16.
State wise targets for procurement of paddy (in terms of rice) for KMS 2015-16 is as follows:
Sl. No. State Target of Procurement for Kharif Crop only (In Lakh MT) 1 Andhra Pradesh 20.00 2 Assam 0.50 3 Bihar 20.00 4 Chhattisgarh 36.00