Procurement of onion under PSF during Rabi 2016 and its disposal
As per direction of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, Nafed procured 5180.895 MTs of onion directly from the farmers in open auction in Lasalgaon, Pimpalgaon and Kalwan mandies, District of Nasik, Maharashtra during Rabi 2016. Procured onion stocks, after preliminary sorting and grading were stored in Nafed's own/ hired onion storage godown at Lasalgaon, Pimpalgaon and Kalwan. Strict monitoring of procurement price and quality of onion during procurement and storage was ensured.
Tie-up arrangements were made with Mother Dairy (SAFAL) for disposal of stored onion stock through their outlets at Delhi. Stocks of Onion were also sold through adhat shop at Azadpur and branches in upcountry centers which had a positive impact in restricting the price rise of Onion.
Nafed earned service charge of Rs. 10.70 Lakh and storage charges of Rs. 22.55 Lakh in this operation.