The State government issued policy guidelines for procurement of paddy in Kharif Marketing Season 2016-17. Further guidelines for procurement of paddy during the Rabi Season of KMS 2016-17 were also issued.
As per the “Procurement Policy” for the Kharif Marketing Season 2017-18, the Minimum Support Price fixed by Union government of India for 2017-18 are as follows. Price per quintal of Fair Average Quality of paddy for common variety is Rs 1550 and Grade “A” is Rs 1590.
In view of zero Mill Levy from KMS 2015-16, it becomes necessary for the State Government to make arrangements for procurement of about 53.13 lakh MT of paddy in KMS 2017-18 i.e. 27.49 lakh MT in Kharif and 25.64 lakh MT in Rabi. If more paddy arrives into the paddy purchase centers (PPCs), it shall be accepted by the Paddy Purchase Centers without limiting it to the tentative target indicated. The paddy thus procured shall be got custom milled, resultant raw rice delivered by the rice millers shall be utilized for PDS/OWS as per the GOI allotment and rice millers shall deliver resultant boiled rice to FCI. The deficit stocks of raw rice under PDS / OWS shall be provided by the Food Corporation of India as per MoU entered with Government under DCP operations.
The Paddy purchases from the farmers at MSP shall be made by the Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation through IKP Groups, PACS, DCMS. The Rice Millers shall undertake custom milling of paddy as per the agreed terms and conditions and at the rates and norms fixed by the Government of India and State Government. The Collectors shall allot the paddy purchased at the PPCs under MSP to the respective rice mills for immediate custom milling without storage. The rice millers within 15 days from the date of receipt of paddy shall complete the custom milling of paddy and deliver the resultant rice i.e. in Kharif Season 2017-18, 80% as raw rice and 20% as boiled rice and during the Rabi Season 2017-18, 80% as boiled rice and 20% as raw rice or as per the percentage fixed by the Commissioner of Civil Supplies from time to time. The custom milled rice shall be delivered in 50 kg jute gunny bags only.
The Collectors (CS) shall review the entire process of custom milling operations regularly and take necessary action against the rice millers, who failed to deliver resultant custom milled rice within stipulated period. They shall also take action against the Rice millers, who divert paddy stocks delivered for custom milling or indulge in purchase of PDS rice and attempt to deliver under CMR category shall be blacklisted and/or proceeded against as per The Telangana Rice (Custom Milling) Order, 2015 and The Telangana State Public Distribution System(Control) Order, 2016 and also under criminal laws.
The required funds for purchase of paddy by the Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd will be made available by the Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Ex.Officio Prl. Secretary to Govt, through banks. The VC & Managing Director, Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd, shall furnish proposals for getting funds from Banks. All the Collectors (CS) shall adhere to the instructions so as to implement the MSP operations and the Telangana Rice (Custom Milling) Order, 2015 in true spirit for ensuring MSP to the farmers.
Toll free numbers 1800 4250 0333 and 1967 are established at the Civil Supplies Bhavan, for making complaints on MSP and on distribution of PDS rice for immediate redressal. The Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the Corporation shall ensure that the District Managers of the Corporation shall enter into agreement with Rice Millers for custom milling and ensure that the terms and conditions of agreement are strictly complied with. The Vice Chairman & Managing Director shall ensure that all paddy procurement transactions are made through online in OPMS application for transparency in implementation of MSP operations. The VC & Managing Director, Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd, shall make arrangements for acceptance and storage of CMR stocks in scientific storage space.
The Commissioner of Civil Supplies shall review from time to time the progress of the purchases of paddy, milling and delivery of CMR rice and issue appropriate instructions pertaining to paddy procurement and CMR delivery during the Kharif Marketing Season 2017-18. (NSS)