Usually, paddy procurement begins instantly after the withdrawal of the Southwest monsoon from October onwards. Nonetheless in southern states, particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it begins from September.
The federal government goals to acquire 771.25 lakh tonnes of paddy within the 2022-23 kharif advertising season (October-September). The precise procurement stood at file 759.32 lakh tonnes within the earlier kharif advertising season.
In keeping with the official knowledge, the general paddy shopping for has elevated to 170.53 lakh tonnes until October 31 of the 2022-23 kharif advertising season from 152.57 lakh tonnes within the year-ago interval.
Out of the full, about 107.24 lakh tonnes of paddy has been bought from Punjab until October-end in comparison with 99.12 lakh tonnes within the year-ago interval. From Haryana, 52.26 lakh tonnes had been purchased as towards 48.27 lakh tonnes in the identical interval a 12 months in the past.
Nonetheless, in Uttar Pradesh, paddy procurement remained decrease at 33,668 tonnes until October-end of this kharif advertising season as towards 83,766 tonne within the year-ago interval, the info confirmed.
The procurement in Uttarakhand remained barely larger at 2.46 lakh tonnes as towards 2.35 lakh tonnes. In Jammu and Kashmir, the procurement was larger at 11,170 tonnes as towards 6,756 tonnes in the identical interval a 12 months in the past.
In Himachal Pradesh, the paddy procurement, nonetheless, has been barely decrease at 6,111 tonnes until October of this season as towards 7,374 tonnes within the year-ago interval.
As per the info, in Tamil Nadu, about 7.90 lakh tonnes of paddy have been procured until October-end of this kharif advertising season as towards 1.77 lakh tonnes within the year-ago interval.
In Kerala, 4,159 tonnes of paddy have been bought until the top of October in comparison with 5,203 tonnes within the year-ago interval.
The paddy procurement is undertaken by each state-owned Meals Company of India (FCI) and personal businesses. The paddy is procured on the minimal assist value immediately from the farmers and is utilised for assembly the demand beneath a number of welfare schemes.
Paddy is grown in each kharif (summer season) and rabi (winter) seasons. However 80 per cent of the nation’s whole paddy manufacturing comes from the kharif season.
In keeping with the primary estimate of the agriculture ministry, the nation’s paddy manufacturing is estimated to say no 6 per cent to 104.99 million tonnes within the 2022-23 kharif season on account of lower in paddy acreage within the wake of poor rains in key producing states, particularly in Jharkhand.