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BJD MPs urges before Union Minister Piyush Goyal to Ensure Procurement Of Surplus Parboiled Rice From Odisha

Newdelhi:8/12/21:: A delegation of BJD MPs today met in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum urging him to ensure that Food Corporation of India (FCI) continues procuring surplus parboiled rice from Odisha for the next Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22.

Through the memorandum, the BJD Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members appraised the Union Minister that a total of 14 lakh farmers sold 77.33 lakh MT paddy (equivalent to 52.35 MT rice) till October 10 during KMS 2020- 21 and Rs 14.44 crore was transferred to their bank accounts within 48 hours. However, the Centre’s letter, dated August 31, 2021, mentioning that no surplus parboiled rice will be accepted from Odisha by FCI for the next KMS (2021-22) has come as a major bolt for lakhs of farmers in the state

.Odisha had estimated to procure 52 lakh MT rice in the upcoming KMS 2021-22. As Odisha’s own requirements are about 24 lakh MT rice comprising of all the schemes, a surplus of 28 lakh MT rice including 4 lakh MT raw rice and 24 lakh MT parboiled rice would be left with the state, the MPs mentioned in the memorandum.

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