Pulses – Procurement of 25,000 MT of Red gram in Telangana State by Food Corporation of India for buffer stocking


Pulses – Procurement of 25,000 MT of Red gram in Telangana State by Food Corporation of India  for buffer stocking – Utilising the services of Markfed in procurement of Red gram – Orders – Issued.


G.O.Ms.No. 21                                             Dated  03.12.2015
Letter No.1(1)/2015-16/Pulses dt. 26.11.2015 of the
General Manager, Food Corporation of India, Telangana, Hyd.

O R D E R:

          The General Manager, Food Corporation of India, Hyderabad in the reference  read above  informed that in order to have an effective system to stabilize the prices of critical pulses, the FCI has been mandated to enter the market to procure Red gram by offering market prices and build buffer stocks which can be used to stabilize the market in the event of abnormal fluctuations in prices. He also stated that that the FCI intend to procure 25,000 MT Red gram in the State of Telangana by offering market prices to the farmers; since they do not have expertise in undertaking procurement of pulses, that too at market rates, it is essential to have the help of state agency who is specialized in such operations; and They held preliminary discussions with Telangana Markfed in this regard and the Markfed indicated their willingness to undertake this operation on FCI’s behalf, provided the State   Government  issues  necessary  instructions  to   them.    The General Manager, FCI, requested to issue instructions to Markfed to undertake procurement of Red Gram at market prices on behalf of FCI.  He also mentioned that the FCI shall be  working out a mechanism to fix bench mark prices on a day to day basis in a fair and transparent manner in consultation with Markfed.

2.       Government, after careful examination of the matter and considering that as the FCI is procuring Red gram dal for  buffer stocking with a view to stabilisizing the market in the event of abnormal fluctuations in the prices and proposing to offer market prices to the farmers, order for procurement of Red gram   in Telangana State from the Market yards (initially in 3 market yards  i.e. Tandoor, Suryapet and Adilabad and to increase the number later depending upon the need) and  also to utilize the services of the Markfed based on the terms and conditions agreed between the FCI and the Markfed.

3.       The FCI shall ensure that the Red gram procured in Telangana State,  for buffer stocking, shall be released, after converting into red gram dal, in Telangana State on priority  for stabilizing the prices, as and when required.  After meeting the requirements of the Telangana State only , the FCI may, depending upon the availability of surplus, utilize it for other States in consultation with the Telangana State Government.

4.       It is also ordered that the Price Monitoring Committee which is functioning under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary shall monitor and review the situation in its monthly meetings.


                                                                   DR. RAJAT  KUMAR
                                             EX-OFFICO SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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