Question : PADDY PROCUREMENT CENTRES



(a) the details of paddy procurement centres set up during the last three years, State-wise;

(b) whether the Government proposes to open more such procurement centres in States;

(c) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;

(d) whether any proposal has been received from the Governments of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for opening such centres in these States; and

(e) if so, the reaction of the Government thereto?

Answer given by the minister

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND MINISTER OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION ( SHRI SHARAD PAWAR )

(a), (b), (c), (d) & (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a), (b), (c), (d) & (e) OF THE STARRED QUESTION NO. 386 DUE FOR ANSWER ON 23.8.2004 IN THE LOK SABHA

(a): The details of the paddy procurement centers set up during the last three years, State-wise, are indicated in the Annexure.

(b) & (c): Yes, Sir. During the forthcoming Kharif Marketing Season too , commencing from Ist October, 2004, the State Governments as well as the Food Corporation of India (FCI) have decided to open adequate number of procurement centres in all the procuring States, on the pattern of previous year.

(d) & (e): In consultation with the State Governments, it has been decided that in Chattisgarh, as in the previous year, the State Government would set up adequate paddy procurement centres during ensuing Kharif Marketing Season. In Madhya Pradesh, both the FCI and the State Government, would set up paddy procurement centres on the same pattern as last year, while in Rajasthan the FCI would open the required number of paddy procurement centres in the State.

ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF THE STARRED QUESTION NO. 386 DUE FOR ANSWER ON 23.8.2004 IN THE LOK SABHA

NUMBER OF PROCUREMENT CENTRES, STATE-WISE, OPERATED BY FCI/STATE AGENCIES FOR PROCUREMENT OF PADDY DURING KHARIF MARKETING SEASON 2001-02 TO 2003-04.

State		2001-02				2002-03				2003-04

FCI JT SA TOTAL FCI JT SA TOTAL FCI JT SA TOTAL
PUNJAB 432 107 1114 1653 391 164 908 1463 357 156 945 1458 HARYANA 31 35 154 220 25 35 162 222 22 36 165 223 U.P. - - 1587 1587 - - 1500 1500 - - 1562 1562 DELHI 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 RAJASTHAN 12 - - 12 12 - - 12 12 - - 12 ANDHRA PRADESH 173 - 296 469 125 - 175 300 167 - 171 338 MADHYA PRADESH - - 488 488 43 - 331 374 205 - 233 438 BIHAR 40 - 756 796 100 - 853 953 100 - 600 700 ORISSA - - - - 20 - - 20 40 - 42 82 H.P. 4 - - 4 4 - - 4 4 - - 4 MAHARASHTRA - - 823 823 - - 749 749 - - 886 886 J&K - - - - - - - - 2 - - 2 CHATTISGARH - - 1680 1680 - - 1443 1443 - - 1443 1443 UTTRANCHAL - - 50 50 - - 50 50 - - 50 50 GUJARAT - - - - - - - - - - 20 20 TAMILNADU - - 968 968 - - 347 347 - - 571 571 WEST BENGAL - - - - - - - - - - 630 630 JHARKHAND - - - - - - - - 8 - - 8 A&N - - - - - - - - - - 5 5
TOTAL 694 142 7916 8752 722 199 6518 7439 919 192 7323 8434

# FCI - FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA. # JT - JOINTLY # SA - STATE AGENCIES.