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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
5
Haryana
23.45
6
Jharkhand
3.00
7
Karnataka
0.95
8
Kerala
1.00
9
Madhya Pradesh
10.50
10
Maharashtra
2.10
11
Odisha
28.00
12
Punjab
82.00
13
Tamil Nadu
4.00
14
Telangana
18.00
15
UP
27.50
16
Uttarakhand
4.70
17
West Bengal
18.00
18
Others
0.30
Total 
300.00
Source: PHD Research Bureau complied from Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

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