53.66 Lakh Metric Tons purchased
from 11 Lakh Farmers
Rs. 8000 Crores paid to farmers through online
Commissioner for Civil Supplies Sri C.V. Anand
Civil Supplies Corporation recorded highest procurement more than the target in this 2016-17 year from farmers in Telangana history. In Kharif and Rabi seasons it purchased 53.66 Lakh Metric Tons from 10,93,196 farmers through 5231 Paddy purchase centers for Minimum Support Price (Grade-A – Quintal Rs. 1510, Common – Quintal Rs. 1470).
Commissioner for Civil Supplies Sri C.V. Anand said “Corporation targeted paddy yield about 37 LMTs in Rabi season this year (2016-17), but it reached beyond the target. Purchased 37.14 LMTs of paddy from 6,93,020 farmers and paid Rs. 5626.77 Crores through online to farmers accounts. 9.25 Crores of Gunny bags were organized for this paddy procurement.”
Fourth in country
In this year Telangana stands fourth place in the country in paddy procurement, after Punjab, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Telangana state procured paddy comparably to Andhra Pradesh this year. AP procured 55.32 LMTs, where as Telangana Civil Supplies Corporation procured 53.66 LMT of paddy. In the same time southern states like Kerala procured 4.53 LMTs, and Tamilnadu 2.11 LMTs.
“We can say it as record as we procured highest this year in Telangana history. Till now in 2013-14 procurement of 24.82 LMTs from 3285 was highest. This year it is 216 % percent more.
In 2010-11, purchased 18.82 LMTs from 1383 centers and paid Rs. 1936 Crores.
In 2011-12, purchased 17.91 LMTs from 2019 centers and paid Rs. 1982 Crores.
In 2012-13, purchased 13.91 LMTs from 2638 centers and paid Rs. 1773 Crores.”
Early years of Telangana State:
In 2014-15, purchased 24.28 LMTs from 3329 centers and paid Rs. 3390.50 Crores.
In 2015-16, purchased 23.56 LMTs from 3007 centers and paid Rs. 3396.97 Crores.
This year 2016-17 53.66 LMTs paddy purchased from 5231 centers and paid Rs. 8105.34 Crores.
Last year 2015-16 on this date in Rabi season 8.42 LMTs paddy procurement from 1,75,713 farmers through 1286 paddy purchase centers.
This year in Khariff season 16.52 LMTs paddy is purchased from 4,00,176 farmers through 2178 paddy purchase centers.
Rs. 8105.34 Crores into Farmers accounts through Online
The main purpose of Civil Supplies Corporation to make online payments to farmers is to remove middlemen involvement. Record payment on Minimum Support price of Rs. 8105.34 Crores was made to farmers through online, which is an ideal to the country.
Online Procurement Management System (OPMS) software is developed for the first time in India in Telangana state which will stand as guide to other states in the country.
Civil Supplies Corporation was well prepared in advance by the expectation of high yield.
Mainly in Rabi season Commission Sri C.V. Anand paid special attention on paddy procurement. Coordinating with all the sections statewide from District Collectors, Joint Collectors to ground staff he ensured that farmers face no difficulty in selling the yield and paddy procurement. He personally visited 10 district to check the paddy purchase, payments to farmers and transport of paddy.
We Reached the Target
Congratulations to the Authorities and staff : Commissioner Sri C.V. Anand
We procured paddy in record level this year in Telangana State beyond the target. We moved forward coordinating with all the sections from District Collectors, Joint Collectors, Civil Supplies Corporation, Department Authorities to ground level without any errors and mistakes. In Rabi we procured 37.14 LMTs more than the target of 37 LMTs. Payments were made to farmers without any delay as Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri K. Chandra Sekhar Rao made available the required funds. Civil Supplies Corporation created record as Rs. 8105.34 Crores were paid to farmers through online, which is for the first time in the country. For the first time in history, the highest yield was produced. Without any difficulties we completed the purchasing. I would like to congratulate and thank all the authorities and staff.
Thanks to Ministers:
This year, mainly in Rabi Season successful completion of paddy procurement was achievable with the support and help from the related department minister Sri Etela Rajender and Minister for Marketing Sri T. Harish Rao. We thank them on behalf of Civil Supplies Corporation.
District Wise Paddy Procurement Details
|Sl. No.||District||PPCs opened||Total Paddy|
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