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Centre Allows Telangana To Deposit 6.05 LMT Fortified Parboiled Rice

As of 11 May, in the ongoing KMS 2021-22, 72.71 LMT of paddy (48.72 LMT of equivalent rice) has been procured benefitting 11,14,833 farmers with an MSP value of Rs 14,251.59 crore, it said

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The centre has allowed the Telangana to deposit a total of 6.05 LMT of fortified parboiled rice with FCI, out of the remaining paddy of KMS 2020-21(Rabi crop) and paddy of KMS 2021-22, said the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Saturday. 

The ministry said that the letter in this regard was issued on 11 May, keeping in view the state government's request.

The original milling and delivery of customed milled rice (CMR) period of KMS 2020-21 (Rabi) in Telangana was up to September 2021. At the request of the state government, this has been extended seventh time up to May 2022, it said.  

Earlier, the centre approved a procurement estimate of 40.20 LMT of rice in Telangana during KMS 2021-22 (Rabi crop) with a procurement period up to June 2022 and milling period up to September 2022. 

"As requested by the state government of Telangana in a letter dated 13.04.2022, the department of food and public distribution, the government of India, in its letter dated 18.04.2022 approved the procurement estimate," the statement read. 

The ministry added that compared to 15.79 LMT of rice procured during KMS 2015-16 benefitting 5,35,007 farmers with MSP value of Rs 3,417.15 crore, 94.53 LMT of rice was procured in Telangana during KMS 2020-21 benefitting 21,64,354 farmers with MSP value of Rs 26,637.39 crore. 

As of 11 May, in the ongoing KMS 2021-22, 72.71 LMT of paddy (48.72 LMT of equivalent rice) has been procured benefitting 11,14,833 farmers with MSP value Rs 14,251.59 crore, it said. 


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