Telangana, AP form bulk of country’s paddy procurement

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have dominated paddy procurement in the country this year. The two States procured seventy five lakh tonnes of paddy as on Might 22, when the whole paddy procurement in the country is eighty three lakh tonnes.

Telangana, which clocked a history production of a single crore tonnes of paddy, has procured 52.33 lakh tonnes as in opposition to the targeted 91 lakh tonnes.

Quoting Foodstuff Corporation of India (FCI) Controlling Director DV Prasad, a senior official of the Civil Provides Department of Telangana has said the Point out has emerged the chief in paddy procurement. With lockdown disrupting the provide chains and marketyards shut, the Telangana authorities had determined to procure all of the paddy developed in the Point out at a expense of about ₹25,000 crore.

Andhra Pradesh contributed 23 lakh tonnes.

The FCI’s Telangana unit produced two.87 lakh tonnes allotted by the Centre to the Point out, benefiting about 1.91 crore people today. It also produced 19,162 tonnes of rice from the Central pool to the Point out below the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. The rice was meant for the migrant employees stranded in the Point out.

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Might 27, 2020

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