Paddy procurement in Punjab & Haryana to begin a few days early | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid political assaults over the farm sector expenses, the Centre has made up our minds to advance paddy procurement in Punjab and Haryana via a couple of days with the workout slated to kick off on Sunday, as an alternative of the standard timetable, beginning October 1.
In a letter to the state governments, the shopper affairs and meals ministry has stated that the kharif procurement has been complicated because of early arrival of paddy this season however officers conceded that this used to be a political resolution.
In most cases, October and November are the primary procurement months in Punjab and Haryana with Karnataka and Tripura seeing purchases get started in December. In states corresponding to West Bengal procurement will finish subsequent June.
After the passage of the invoice to ease restrictions on sale in mandis, Opposition events had stated that the transfer would put farmers, particularly within the two states, at an obstacle, first prompting the Narendra Modi govt to temporarily announce the minimal improve worth and observe it up via advancing govt acquire via a couple of days in a bid to guarantee farmers that the scheme is probably not tinkered with.
The Centre is estimating an 18% bounce in procurement of paddy this season to 49.five million tonnes in comparison to round 42 million tonnes ultimate yr. Of this just about 22% or 11.three million tonnes is estimated to return from Punjab, whilst Haryana would possibly chip in with round 4.five million tonnes. Chhattisgarh with 6 million tonnes and Telangana (five million tonnes), might be 2d and 3rd greatest assets for paddy procurement.
Knowledge to be had with the ministry confirmed that until Friday round 8 lakh tonnes of paddy have already reached mandis in Haryana, despite the fact that knowledge for Punjab is these days unavailable. Early monsoon rains this yr are noticed to be one of the vital causes at the back of early arrivals with a bumper harvest predicted via the government.