Chana Dal for Rs.3,100 per quintal by A.P. MARKFED for Kharif Marketing Season 2013-14

Government have issued orders to AP Markfed to procure Greengram, Blackgram and Redgram (Tur) at MSP announced by Government of India for KMS 2013-14.

Managing Director, AP Markfed has informed that as per the report of Commissioner of Agriculture during Rabi Season, Bangal gram cropp in the State is 6.02 lakh hectares and that for Rabi 2014-15 season, the GOI have announced MSP of Rs.3,100/- per Qtl for Bengal Gram. He has further reported that Marketing Department has reported that the Bengal
Gram arrivals in the districts of Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Ananthapur and market prices in some of the districts are prevailing less than MSP and requested to get MARKFED notified as State Level Agency for procuring Rabi pulses under MSP.

Government have considered the need to undertake MSP operations for pulses during KMS 2013-14 to ensure that the farmers
get MSP for their produce hereby nominate the AP Markfed as Nodal Agency for procurement of Bengal Gram at MSP of Rs.3,100-00 announced by Government of India. The AP Markfed shall make necessary tie up arrangements with Central orgainisations designated for the purpose of MSP operations like Small Farmers Agri business Consortium, NACOM, etc., to procure pulses i.e. Bengal Gram, etc., in Rabi season also.

The operational guidelines for purchase of Green gram, Black gram and Red gram which have been communicated for KMS 2007-08 vide G.O.Ms.No.40, CA, F& CS Department dated 24.9.2007 shall apply for KMS 2013-14 in respect of Bengalgram except in respect of MSP. The MSP shall be as indicated in para-3 above. The Managing Director, A.P. MARKFED is requested to take immediate action to open the purchase centers, tie up with Central organizations designated for the purpose of MSP operations like Small Farmers Agri business Consortium, NACOM, etc., for procurement of Bengal Gram in all the districts where Bengal Gram is grown and in consultation with the District Collectors as has been done in the previous years in the procurement of Green Gram, Black Gram and Red Gram. The Managing Director, A.P. MARKFED may also formulate the guidelines for procurement of pulses through the DCMSs / PACSs / S.H.Gs of I.K.P., if need arises.

5. The Managing Director, A.P MARKFED shall inform the Commissioner of Civil Supplies every day about the quantity of Bengal
gram purchased at MSP – Centre wise.

The Uniform Specifications of Pulses for the KMS 2013-14 have not been received from the Government of India. On receipt of the same it will be communicated. It is informed that there may not be any change in the Uniform Specifications of Pulses for KMS 2013-14 and it is requested to procure the pulses as per the specifications of KMS 2012-13.

G.O.Ms.No. 3 DATED: 06-02-2014.
1. GO.Ms.No. 26, CA, F&CS (CS.I) Dept., dated 20.09.2013.
2. Managing Director, A.P. MARKFED, Lr.No. P&M/Pulses/MSP / 2013-14, Dated: 21.01.2014.

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