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Minimum Support Price Scheme
    The Minimum Support Price (MSP) Scheme is a scheme of the Government of India (GOI) to safeguard the interests of the farmers. Under this Scheme the GOI declares the minimum support Prices of various agricultural produces and assures the farmers that their agricultural produce (of FAQ) will be purchased at the MSP, thereby preventing its distress sale. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) acts as the Nodal Agency of the GOI. On behalf of FCI, in Maharashtra, the MSP Scheme is implemented through the State agencies.

Kharif Marketing Season 2012-13

    In Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2012-13, The Maharashtra State Co-op Marketing Federation (in non-tribal areas) and Maharashtra State Co-op Tribal Development Corporation, (in tribal areas of Thane, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Pune, Nanded, Amravati, Yeotmal, Nagpur, Gondia, Chandrapur & Gadchiroli districts) has been appointed as procurement agencies for procurement of paddy & coarse grains viz. Jowar, Bajara & Maize. The State Government vide its resolution dated 10th October, 2012 has issued orders regarding the procurement of food grains. The Procurement period for paddy is fixed from 01.10.2012 to 30.09.2013 & for coarse grains is from 10.10.2012 to 31.03.2013.

    The Minimum Support Prices as declared by Central Government for KMS 2012-13 are as below :-

Sr.No.

Food grains

Minimum Support Price                 (Rs. per qtl.)

1

 

Paddy

(F.A.Q..)

A) Common

1,250/-

B) "A" Grade

1,280/-

2

 

Coarse grains

(F.A.Q.)

Jowar (Hy.)

1,500/-

Jowar (Maldandi)

1,520/-

Bajara/Maize
1.175/-
Paddy & Coarse grain Procurement during 2012-13 ( upto 30.09.2012)
                                                                                                                             (Fig. in Qtl.)

Procurement Agencies

Paddy

Total Paddy

Coarse grains

 "A" Grade

Common

Jowar

Bajara

Maize

Marketing Federation

118446.20

1559356.23

1677802.43

637879.47

0.0

88.00

Tribal Development Corporation

811.89

1181420.16

1182232.05

568.00

0.0

758

Total

119258.09

2740776.39

2860034.48

638447.47

0.0

1391

Purchase of Paddy and Coarse grains
     The State Government vide its letter dated 5 th December 2012 has issued instructions regarding the milling of paddy. Milling period upto 30/9/2013.

Last Four years procurement of Paddy and Coarse grains is as follows:
                                                                                    (Fig. in Qtl.)

Year

 

Paddy

 

Coarse grains

 

A Grade

Common

Jowar

Bajara

Maize

2008-09

745527

901022

513477

8603

548119

2009-10

1303403

1027738

6385

35

54315

2010-11

87712

1852234

3656

0

23314

2011-12

29553

2570382

0

0

1391

Procurement of Wheat
Government of India has fixed the specification of Wheat under MSP for RMS 2013-14. Similarly MSP of Wheat has been declared. Accordingly State Government has issued directions to procured wheat vide G.R. dated 28.3.2013 to Marketing federation & Tribal development corporation under this scheme. At present wheat is being procured by Marketing federation & Tribal development corporation.

As on 31 st July, 2013, 22,944.11 qtl. of wheat has been procured by Marketing federation.

Levy on Rice Mills
       In KMS 2012-13, the State Government vide its order dated 27 th November, 2012 has issued to collect optional levy rice. In KMS 2012-13 no Levy Rice is deposited to Food Corporation of India till today.
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