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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

 

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

 RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4023

TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.05.2007

Target for Procurement of Wheat by FCI.

4023.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

 

Will the Minister of CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION be pleased to state:-

(a) whether FCI has fixed any target this year for the procurement of wheat from the major wheat producing States, state-wise;

(b)if so, the details thereof and the extent to which the target has been achieved, so far, State-wise; and

(c) the quantity of wheat, so far; purchased by private parties from these States?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND MINISTER OF STATE IN

THE MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(DR. AKHILESH PRASAD SINGH)

(a):   Since procurement of foodgrains under Minimum Support Price (MSP)

(in lakh tones)
States
Estimated procurement
Actual Procurement*
Punjab
75
58.57
Haryana
45
27.69
U.P.
15
0.58
Bihar
10
0.01
M P
3
0.03
Rajasthan
2
1.27
Uttarakhand
1
0.01
Gujarat
0.5
-
Total
151.5
88.16
*as on 7.5.2007
 
(c):The quantity of wheat purchased by private parties is not maintained in the Department. However the notification
titled `Wheat (Stock Declaration by Companies or Firms or Individuals) Order 2007 issued under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 on 1.3.2007 provides that 
any Company or Firm or individual who purchases wheat beyond 50,000 tonnes during 2007-08 shall furnish to the Central Government a return indicating the 
name/address of the company, quantity of wheat purchased and quantity of wheat held in stock. The information furnished by Companies/Firms/individuals 
as per this notification is given in Annexure.

 

ANNEXURE

 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (c) OF THE UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4023 DUE FOR ANSWER ON 11.05.2007 IN THE RAJYA SABHA

 Statement showing the details of Companies or Firms or individuals who have purchased Wheat under the Wheat (Stock Declaration) Order, 2007.

 

Sl. No.Name of CompanyDate of Filing returnPurchases declared (in MT)
1. ITC Ltd. 

Secunderabad

 

Andhra Pradesh

4/5/2007

261,007

2.Gargil India Pvt. Ltd.

Gurgaon, Haryana

3/5/2007

170,881

3.AWB India Pvt. Ltd.

27/4/2007

69,013