GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4023
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.05.2007
Target for Procurement of Wheat by FCI.
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?
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)
*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 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 Company||Date of Filing return||Purchases declared (in MT)|
|1.||ITC Ltd. |
|2.||Gargil India Pvt. Ltd.|
|3.||AWB India Pvt. Ltd.|