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Rice procurement estimated 375 lakh tonnes during 2017-18 for Kharif Crop

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In a meeting of State Food Secretaries held on yesterday, procurement target for paddy in terms of rice for Kharif Crop  during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2017-18 has been finalized 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 decentralized 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