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Procurement Policy

State Government agencies and Food Corporation of India (FCI) purchase wheat & paddy within the stipulated period with prescribed Fair Average Quality (FAQ) specification at Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Central Pool.  The estimates for procurement of wheat and paddy are finalized by Government of India in consultation with State Governments and Food Corporation of India, before the commencement of each marketing season based upon estimated production, marketable surplus and agricultural crop pattern. 

Further, the different types of coarsegrains are procured by State Governments itself in consultation with FCI to the extent that the concerned State Govt. may utilise the same for distribution under National Food Security Act (NFSA) as well as Other Welfare Schemes (OWS).

Centralized Procurement System

Under Centralized Procurement System, the procurement of foodgrains in Central Pool are undertaken either by FCI directly or State Government agencies procures the foodgrains and handover the stocks to FCI for storage and subsequent issue against GOI allocations in the same State or movement of surplus stocks to other States. The cost of the foodgrains procured by State agencies is reimbursed by FCI as soon as the stocks are delivered to FCI as per cost-sheets issued by GOI.

Decentralized Procurement System (DCP)

The scheme of Decentralized Procurement of foodgrains was introduced by the Government in 1997-98 with a view to enhancing the efficiency of procurement and PDS and encouraging local procurement to the maximum extent thereby extending the benefits of MSP to local farmers as well as to save on transit costs. This also enables procurement of foodgrains more suited to the local taste.

Under this scheme, the State Government itself undertakes direct purchase of paddy/rice and wheat and also stores and distributes these foodgrains under NFSA and other welfare schemes. The Central Government undertakes to meet the entire expenditure incurred by the State Governments on the procurement operations as per the approved costing. The Central Government also monitors the quality of foodgrains procured under the scheme and reviews the arrangements made to ensure that the procurement operations are carried smoothly.

The list of DCP states who have signed the MOU with Government of India for PROCUREMENT for Wheat & RICE 

 

S.N.

DCP State for Rice

S. No.

DCP State for Wheat

1

Uttrakhand

1.

Madhya Pradesh

2

Chhattisgarh

2.

Uttrakhand

3

Odisha

3.

Chhattisgarh

4

Tamil Nadu

4.

Gujarat

5

West Bengal

5.

West Bengal

6

Kerala

6.

Bihar

7

Karnataka

7.

Punjab

8

Madhya Pradesh

8.

Maharashtra

9

Andhra Pradesh

9.**

Rajasthan (for 9 districts)

10

Bihar

 

 

11.

Telangana

 

 

12.

Maharashtra

 

 

13.

Gujarat

 

 

14.

Andaman Nicobar

 

 

15.

Tripura

 

 

16.*

Jharkhand (only for 6 District)*.

 

 

 

* Jharkhand was DCP for KMS 2016-17 (only for 1 district) 2017-18 (only for 5 District), 2018-19 (only for 6 District). They have adopted Non-DCP in KMS 2019-20.

 

** Rajasthan was DCP for wheat in RMS 2013-14 to 2015-16 (for 1 district) and 2016-17 (for 9 districts). However, in the interest of farmers FCI procures wheat from RMS 2017-18 onwards under Non-DCP mode.