IEP Chandigarh, September 24
Haryana will start the procurement of Paddy from October 1 and will continue till November 15, 2022. All necessary arrangements for the same have been completed. This time the government has set a target to procure around 55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy.
The State Government has decided that Rs. 100 per quintal will be charged instead of 4 percent market fee on paddy which is not purchased at MSP i.e Basmati and duplicate Basmati. Out of which, Rs. 50 will go to Mandi Board and Rs. 50 will be deposited in Haryana Rural Development Fund as cess.
It was also decided that the average yield of 30 quintal per acre will be considered in the main paddy yielding districts of the state for procurement at MSP and 28 quintal per acre in other paddy districts will be considered for procurement at MSP.
Besides this, the Government has already announced the procurement of the Kharif crops will also start from the same data. Procurement of Paddy and Kharif crops will be done in more than 400 Mandis across the State.
During the marketing season 2022-23, crops like paddy, bajra, maize, moong, sunflower, groundnut, til, arhar and urad, etc. will be procured. Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department will procure 50 percent of paddy. Apart from this, 30 percent will be procured by HAFED, 15 percent by Haryana State Warehousing Corporation and 5 percent by Food Corporation of India.
The procurement of Kharif crops will be done at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) as announced by the Government of India. The MSP of Rs 2040 per quintal has been fixed for Paddy (Common), Rs 2060 per quintal for Paddy (Grade-A), Rs 2350 per quintal for Bajra, Rs 1962 per quintal for Maize, Rs 7755 per quintal for Moong, Rs 6400 per quintal for Sunflower, Rs 5850 per quintal for groundnut, Rs 7830 per quintal for sesame, Rs 6600 per quintal for arhar and urad.
Procurement of Paddy and Kharif crops to be done in more than 400 Mandis
Hassle-free procurement of Paddy and Kharif crops to be done in more than 400 Mandis. 201 Mandis have been set up for the purchase of paddy, 86 for the purchase of bajra, 19 for the purchase of maize, 38 for the purchase of moong, 9 for the purchase of sunflower, 7 for the purchase of groundnut, 27 for purchase of Til, 22 for the purchase of Arhar and 10 for the purchase of urad.
Help desks will be set up in the Mandis
The help desks will be set up at every Mandi To ensure that farmers do not face any problems. Officers of the Marketing Board, Agriculture and concerned departments will be deployed at this help desk to redress the grievances of farmers.