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Over 20779 MT seized pulses disposed in the market to increase availability



Over 20779 MT seized pulses disposed in the market to increase availability 
            A per reports received from the State Governments, till yesterday, 20779.25 MT pulses seized under de-holding operations have been auctioned or offloaded through other options in the market to increase availability. This will help to moderate the prices further.

           
State wise details of disposal of seized pulses as on 30.11.2015   is as under:

(Qty. in MT)

Sl No. No
State

Raids conducted, quantity seized & quantity disposed (MT)
Raids
Qty seized
Qty disposed
Balance
1.       
Chhattisgarh
112
5447.93
2145.22
3302.71
2.       
Haryana
1108
3268.20
Nil
3268.20
3.       
Karnataka*
1351
25545.82
488.53
25057.30
4.       
Madhya Pradesh
915
3339.50
2698.70
640.80
5.       
Maharashtra
5250

86709.39
13789.40
72919.99
6.       
Telangana
1924
3152.38
Nil
3152.38
7.       
Rajasthan
797
2643.77
245.41
2398.36
8.       
Jharkhand
140
282.02
Nil
282.02
9.       
Odisha
180
1410.26

1403.86
6.40
10.   
Andhra Pradesh
1300
1361.52
Nil
1361.52
11.   
Gujarat
203
53.01

Nil
53.01

12.   
Himachal Pradesh
500
3.42

Nil
3.42

13.   
NCT Delhi
01
81.29
8.13
73.16
14.
Bihar
299
360.41
Nil
360.41


Total
14080
133658.92
20779.25
112879.68































*The High Court of Karnataka on 23.11.2015 declared the Department of Food & Civil Supplies’ seizure of pulses stored by traders as “illegal” and ordered the release of pulses, edible oils and oilseeds from them.

            Since imposition of the stockholding limits on pulses by the States, 1, 33658.92 MT have been seized till November 30, 2015. Efforts are being made also by other States to expedite disposal of seized pulses as per the provisions of Essential Commodities Act.
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Prices of essential commodities have stabilized 
After showing a declining trend during the week ending 23rd Nov, 2015, retail prices have stabilized over the last week (23rd Nov – 30th Nov, 2015). The retail prices in metros have also stabilized as may be seen from following table.
Units: Rs/Kg
COMMODITY
CENTRE
PRICES AS ON
VARIATION

   30/11/2015
  
  23/11/2015

ARHAR
DELHI
164
164
0
MUMBAI
160
160
0
KOLKATA
148
148
0
CHENNAI
150
153
-3
URAD
MUMBAI
164
164
0
KOLKATA
126
126
0
CHENNAI
170
170
0
       GROUNDNUT OIL
DELHI
150
150
0
MUMBAI
124
124
0
KOLKATA
132
132
0
CHENNAI
126
126
0
   MUSTARD OIL
DELHI
145
145
0
MUMBAI
106
106
0
KOLKATA
122
122
0
CHENNAI
137
137
0
Source: State Civil Supplies Department
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Beneficiaries under NFSA 

Based on the preparedness and identification of beneficiaries reported by 23 States/Union Territories (UTs), foodgrains under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) are being allocated to them. Details of these States/UTs and identified beneficiaries reported by them are at Annexure. Under the Act, States/UTs are required to identify the eligible households and place their list in the public domain and display it prominently. Remaining 13 States/UTs have not completed all the preparatory measures required for implementation of the Act. Foodgrains allocation under existing Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) is continuing in these States/UTs. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

        The Minister said that implementation of the Act is reviewed on a regular basis and necessary advisories are issued to States/UTs, wherever required. Various meetings/ conferences have also been held with the States/UTs to review status of implementation of the Act. This year, four such meetings – on 7 July, 1 September, 19 November (with North-Eastern States) and 23 November, 2015 – have been held with the States/UTs. During such meetings/conferences, the points raised by States/UTs are clarified and the need for early implementation of Act and necessary strengthening of TPDS in order to be able to successfully deliver entitlements in a rights-based approach under NFSA are emphasized.



ANNEXURE

DETAILS OF IDENTIFIED BENEFICIARIES UNDER NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY ACT, 2013 (NFSA)
S. No.
NAME OF THE STATE/UT
NO. OF PERSONS REPORTED  BY STATE/UT AS  IDENTIFIED FOR COVERAGE (IN LAKH)
(1)       
Andhra Pradesh
268.16
(2)       
Assam
240.59
(3)       
Bihar
857.12
(4)       
Chandigarh
1.78
(5)       
Chhattisgarh
200.77
(6)       
Daman & Diu
0.97
(7)       
Delhi
72.64
(8)       
Goa
5.11
(9)       
Haryana
126.49
(10)   
Himachal Pradesh
26.78
(11)   
Jharkhand
233.41
(12)   
Karnataka
401.93
(13)   
Lakshadweep
0.22
(14)   
Madhya Pradesh
509.52
(15)   
Maharashtra
700.17
(16)   
Odisha
294.49
(17)   
Puducherry
4.45
(18)   
Punjab
141.45
(19)   
Rajasthan
446.62
(20)   
Telangana
191.62
(21)   
Tripura
22.07
(22)   
Uttarakhand
61.94
(23)   
West Bengal
158.77
Note:           Chandigarh and Puducherry are implementing NFSA in Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.

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Import of edible oil 
The domestic production of edible oils is insufficient to meet the domestic demand .The shortfall is met through imports. As per Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics (DGCIS), the quantum of edible oils imported and foreign exchange spent thereon during last three years are  as follows:-

Year
Quantity of Edible Oil in lakh tones
Amount(Million USD)
2012-13
110.17
11265.12
2013-14
104.68
9390.00
2014-15
127.31
10621.48
  
This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

The Minister said that in order to increase production of oilseeds and hence edible oil, a National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) is being implemented in country since year-2014-15.  The Mission envisages increase in production of vegetable oils sourced from oilseeds, oil palm and Tree Born Oils (TBO’s). NMOOP comprise of three Mini-Mission (MM) viz MM-I (Oilseeds), MM-II (Oil Palm) and MM-III (TBOs). Under the mission, assistance are being provided to farmers for various components/interventions. 

He said that the major interventions/ components under the three missions are given below:-

(i)                 Mini Mission-I; Distribution of certified seeds, variety specific targeted seed production, distribution of minikits, plant protection equipments/chemicals, supply of improved farm implements, distribution of sprinkler sets, block demonstration. Training etc.

(ii)               Mini Mission-II: Supply of oil palm planting material, maintenance cost of plantations during gestation period, installation of drip irrigation, diesel/electric pump set, bore well/water harvesting structure/ponds of oil palm farm, supply of input for inter-cropping in oil palm, construction of vermin-compost units and purchase of machinery & tools etc.

(iii)             Mini Mission-III: Integrated development of nurseries & plantation on new wasteland as well as existing wasteland/degraded forest land, maintenance of TBO’s plantation till gestation period, support for inter cropping, R&D, distribution of pre-processing, processing and oil extraction equipments, Support to TRIFED for promotion of seed collections ,training etc.


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