28 June 2021, Chandigarh: Haryana Government has procured total 8493145 tonnes of wheat from April 1 to May 15, 2021 across 396 mandis/procurement centers in the state during Rabi season 2021-22. It has been procured at Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 1975 per quintal declared by the Central Government.
Giving this information, an official spokesperson said that Food and Civil Supplies Department has procured 2567599 tonnes, HAFED has procured 3622157 tonnes, Food Corporation of India has procured 694294 tonnes and Haryana Warehousing Corporation has procured 1609095 tonnes of wheat.
He informed that a total of 7798851 tonnes of wheat was procured through 915603 J Forms by the state procurement agencies, namely Food and Civil Supplies Department, HAFED and Haryana Warehousing Corporation and the total MSP of the procured crop was about Rs 15402.73 crore out of which a payment of Rs 15385.09 crore has been made directly into the accounts of the farmers through 914415 J Forms.
Apart from this, Rs 319.11 crore has been paid to the labourers and Ahartiyias. He said that due to unidentified bank accounts and other reasons, an amount of Rs 17.64 crore is outstanding in 1188 J Forms.
The spokesperson said that the farmers, whose payment is pending, are requested to submit the photocopy of pass book of their bank account in DFSC/DM offices so that their payment can be released at the earliest.
He said that Central Government has fixed Rs 4650 per quintal for mustard, Rs 5100 per quintal for gram and Rs 1600 per quintal for barley. The State Government has set up 71 mandis for mustard, 11 mandis for gram and 25 mandis for barley for crop procurement at minimum support price. But due to high market price, no requirement was needed to procure these crops at MSP, he added.
He informed that the procurement period for sunflower is from June 1 to June 30, 2021 and 9 mandis have been set up for procurement of sunflower. Till June 26, 2021 about 2948.05 tonnes of sunflower has been procured by HAFED and Haryana Warehousing Corporation from 1770 farmers at the minimum support price of Rs 5885 per quintal declared by the Central Government.