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DFPD issues uniform specifications for procurement of fortified rice stocks

The Office of Food and General public Distribution (DFPD), below the Purchaser Affairs Ministry, claimed it has issued uniform specifications for fortified rice kernels for Quality A and frequent rice for procurement of fortified rice shares.

It claimed that 1 per cent of fortified rice kernels should really be blended with standard rice shares. The Ministry claimed that uniform specifications of foods grains for Central Pool procurement for the ensuing Kharif Advertising period (KMS) 2020-21 has also been issued.

“These specifications as per conventional exercise have been issued in regard of Paddy, Rice and other coarse grains specifically Jowar, Bajra, Maize, Ragi. These specifications also include requirements of rice for concern to States/Union Territories for distribution below targeted general public distribution scheme and other welfare techniques based mostly on the uniform specifications of rice for kharif advertising period,” an formal assertion additional.

“All States/Union Territories and Food Company of India (FCI) have been encouraged that the procurement through KMS 2020-21 may be strictly in accordance with the uniform specifications,” the assertion additional.

The Central govt has pre-poned the kharif procurement period of time from September 26 in Haryana and Punjab and for other States from September 28.

The FCI and States Procurement Businesses have been directed to ensure headache cost-free procurement and Least Help Value (MSP) payments to farmers, the Condition additional.