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UP plans Rs 3,000 cr loan for purchase of paddy as protests over farm bills mount


Uttar Pradesh will raise Rs 3,000 crore in bank loans for

The short-term working capital loan would come from public lenders offering the minimum interest rate to UP State Food and Essential Commodities Corporation Limited (SFC).

The SFC would then allocate funds to the state Department of Food and Civil Supplies to perform the field

The MSP for grade A and common variety paddy this kharif season has been set at Rs 1,888 per quintal and Rs 1,868 per quintal. The government would act as guarantor for the SFC’s Rs 3,000 crore credit window, while the interest payment on the loan, until it is finally repaid by the SFC, would also be borne by the government. State.

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A total of 4,000 supply centers would be set up by the various state supply agencies, including around 100 managed by the Food Corporation of India (FCI).

The supply season in the western districts of UP would be effective from October 1 to January 31, 2021, while in the eastern pockets of UP paddy supply would start on October 15 and would continue until February 28, 2021.

Manish Chauhan, Commissioner of Food and Civil Supply of UP, said the process of registering rice millers, for custom milling of paddy, is ongoing and so far 1,905 mills have counted, of which 1,736 had been geolocated. Food storage depots are also geolocated.

Meanwhile, nearly 160,000 farmers had already registered on the food department’s portal to sell their paddy crop. According to government estimates, the state recorded paddy production of over 26.4 MT during the 2020-21 kharif marketing season. The government expects rice production of about 17.7 MT this year.

Last year, paddy production in UP stood at 24.4 MT, while the government purchased 5,657 MT of paddy from farmers.

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