Procurement

 

An action plan for stepping up procurement with respect of requirements under TPDS and other welfare schemes and also to reduce cost of movement of food-grains is effective since 1st Dec, 2005 in the state under Kharif Marketing Season 2005-06. A target of 10 lakh MTs of rice procurement has been fixed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India. Accordingly agency wise target at the state level has been fixed (in lakh MTs) as given below:

 

Agency    Paddy       Rice   
1. Food Corporation of India 3.00 2.00
2. Central Ware Housing Corporation         0.75 0.50
3. NAFED 0.75 0.50
4. BISCOMAUN 3.75 2.50
5. Rice Millers Levy 1.50 1.00
6. PACS/Co-Operatives 3.75 2.50
7. Bihar State Ware Housing Corporation 0.75 0.50
8. Bihar State Food Corporation 0.75 0.50
  Total: 15.00 10.00

Note: Paddy and Rice targets are in Lakh MTs.

 

Further, district-wise target of rice procurement for Kharif Marketing Season 2005-06 is given below:

 

SL District Rice Production Target

(in Lakh MT)

Rice Procurement Target

(in MT)

1 2 3 4
1. Araria 1.50 23,100
2. Arwal 0.45 6,930
3. Aurangabad 3.00 46,200
4. Banka 1.70 26,180
5. Begusarai 0.35 5,390
6. Bhabhua 2.40 36,960
7. Bhagalpur 0.35 13,090
8. Bhojpur 2.90 44,660
9. Buxar 2.45 37,730
10. Darbhanga 1.60 24,640
11. East Champaran 3.10 47,740
12. Gaya 3.10 47,740
13. Gopalganj 1.60 24,640
14. Jamui 1.40 15,400
15. Jehanabad  1.35 20,790
16. Katihar 1.10 16,940
17. Khagaria 0.30 4,620
18. Kishanganj 1.30 20,020
19. Lahisarai 0.65 8,470
20. Madhepura 1.10 16,940
21. Madhubani 2.50 38,500
22. Munger 0.60 9,240
23. Muzaffarpur 2.20 33,880
24. Nalanda 2.30 35,420
25. Nawada 1.35 20,790
26. Patna 2.75 42,350
27. Purnea 1.65 25,410
28. Rohtas 5.50 84,700
29. Saharsa 1.05 16,170
30. Samastipur 1.40 21,560
31. Saran 1.60 24,640
32. Sheikhpura 0.60 9,240
33. Sheohar 0.35 5,390
34. Sitamarhi 1.70 26,180
35. Siwan 1.55 23,870
36. Supaul 1.45 22,330
37. Vaishali 1.05 16,170
38. West Champaran 3.70 56,980
  Total 65 10,01,000

 

Bihar Rice and Paddy Procurement (Levy) order 2005 has been issued. Every rice miller shall sell atleast 40% of the rice produced or manufactured under MSP. Besides every small Hallers & Shellers may sell 100 quintal rice to FCI in Kharif Marketing Season, 2005-06. In the context of proper implementation of Kharif Procurement Plan under Kharif Marketing Season, 2005-06, all necessary notifications, orders and instructions following setting up Control Room at State-Level and Task-Force at every district and block level have been issued by Food Supply & Commerce Department.

 

Food Corporation of India (FCI) along with BISCOMAUN, NAFED, CWC, BSWC, BSFC, PACS/Co-operatives & Rice Millers are associated actively in procurement of paddy/rice in the state. BISCOMAUN & NAFED are authorised for maize procurement also.

 

Under the price support operation, the following rates of paddy, custom milled rice, levy rice and maize are fixed by Govt. ot India for Kharif Marketing Season, 2005-06:

 

Commodity    Common       Grade-'A'   
1. Paddy 570.00 600.00
2. Raw Rice 1,036.52 1,086.27
3. Par Boiled Rice 1,028.39 1,076.95
4. Levy Raw Rice 960.70 1,007.70
5. Levy Par Boiled Rice 961.80 1,008.10
6. Maize 540.00 ---

Note: Price for Common/Grade-'A' variety is in terms of Rs. per Quintal.

 

During Kharif Marketing Season 2005-06, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has started 110 purchase centres in different parts of the state. Usually, every block requires atleast one purchase centre keeping in view the target. Accordingly as per proposal of agriculture department and Bihar Legislative Council, this department has requested FCI for opening of additional purchase centres for Kharif Marketing Season 2005-06 in the interest of farmers and the State. Beside these centres and the centres of state, procuring agencies are also associated with procurement of Paddy/Rice.

 

The achievement of the Paddy/Rice procurement from Kharif Marketing Season 2000-01 to 2005-06 up to 30/01/2006 are following:

 

KMS Purchase Centres Paddy Rice Levy Rice
2000-01 40 12,217.11 11,418.19 --
2001-02 40 14,819.26 78,997.92 --
2002-03 100 22,306.29 1,43,536.68 --
2003-04 98 1,64,301.79 2,55,757.79 --
2004-05 105 72,000.45  2,94,577.00 --
2005-06* 110 1,18,472.80 38,435.70 15,371.00

Note: * indicates figures up to 30th Jan, 2006.