Procurement Policy of paddy and rice for Kharif 2012-13


procurement policy for Kharif Marketing Season 2011-12 was communicated.  In the reference third read above, the Govt. of India communicated the principle approval for adoption of DCP system in Andhra Pradesh starting from KMS 2012-13.  In the references fourth   read above, the Govt. of India communicated the minutes of the meeting held on 5.9.2012 for adoption of DCP scheme by Andhra Pradesh.  In the reference fifth read above,  the Govt. of India informed that in 7 districts of State namely (i) Karimnagar, (ii) Chittoor, (iii) Warangal, (iv) Nalgonda, (v) Guntur, (vi) Prakasham, (vii) Nellore, procurement of raw rice under levy operation will also be done by the State Government under DCP operations and that in the remaining districts of the State, FCI will be responsible for procuring raw rice under levy operation and that the FCI will also be responsible for procurement of boiled rice whether through levy operations or CMR in he entire State as is being currently undertaken by them.

The following orders are issued as “Procurement Policy” for the Kharif Marketing Season 2012-13.

The AP State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. shall receive raw rice under mill levy under Decentralised procurement during the KMS 2012-13 in the allotted districts of Karimnagar,Warangal, Nalgonda,Guntur, Prakasam,Nelloreand Chittoor.  The Food Corporation ofIndiashall also be the “Agent” of Government of Andhra Pradesh for procurement of raw rice under the mill levy from Rice Millers in other districts and boiled rice in the entire State.

The Minimum Support Prices fixed by Government of India for the KMS 2012-13 are as follows:

Price per Quintal of Fair Average Quality of paddy

Grade “A” : Rs.1280/-

Common : Rs.1250/-

(These rates may vary from time to time depending upon the revision by the Govt. of India.)

The levy procurement prices and the rates for Custom Milled Rice for the Kharif Marketing Season 2012-13 shall be communicated separately. Pending fixation of procurement prices for rice to be delivered in Kharif Marketing Season 2012-13, the Food Corporation ofIndiashall pay procurement prices of  KMS 2011-12, subject to adjustment of the difference between the procurement price of 2012-13  later. This shall be subject to the MSP certificate issued by the district administration that the rice is milled out of paddy of KMS 2012-13 and was purchased at the MSP fixed for 2012-13 and above. The AP State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. which receives raw rice from the rice millers towards the mill levy under the Decentralised procurement shall also follow the same procedure.  If the amount paid is less, the F.C.I./APSCSCL will pay the difference to the miller. If the payment made is more, it will be recovered from the miller.

ANALYSIS PROCEDURE :

Take 5 grams of rice (sound head rice and brokens) in a petri dish (80X70 mm).  Dip the grains in about 20 ml. of Methylene Blue solution (0.05%by weight in distilled water ) and allow  stand to for about one minute.  Decant the Methylene Blue solution.  Give a swirl wash with about 20 ml of dilute hydrochloric acid (5% solution by volume in distilled water).  Give a swirl wash with water and pour about 20 ml. of Metanil Yellow solution (0.05% by weight in distilled water) on the blue stained grains and allow to stand for about one minute.  Decant the effluent and wash with fresh water twice.  Keep the stained grains under fresh water and count the dehusked grains.  Count the total number of grains in 5 grams of sample under analysis.  Three brokens are counted as one whole grain.

CALCULATIONS :

Percentage of Dehusked grains = N X 100

W

Where          N = Number of dehusked grains in 5 grams of sample

W = Total grains in 5 grams of sample.

The Method of sampling is to be followed as given in Bureau of Indian Standard “Method of sampling of Cereals and Pulses” No IS : 14818-2000 as amended from time to time.

Brokens less than 1/8th of the size of full kernels will be treated as organic foreign matter.  For determination of the size of the brokens average length of the principal class of rice should be taken into account.

Inorganic foreign matter shall not exceed 0.25% in any lot, if it is more, the stocks should be cleaned and brought within the limit.  Kernels or pieces of kernels having mud sticking on surface of rice, shall be treated as Inorganic foreign matter.

In case of rice prepared by pressure parboiling technique, it will be ensured that correct process of parboiling is adopted i.e. pressure applied, the time for which pressure is applied, proper gelatinisation, aeration and drying before milling are adequate so that the colour and cooking time of parboiled rice are good and free from encrustation of the grains.

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