Procurement of onion under PSF during 2017-18 and its disposal
As per direction of Department of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Consumber Affairs , Govt of India, NAFED Procured a qty. of 13507.71 MT of Onion valuing Rs.15.60 Crore in the states of Maharashtra and MP through member societies /FPOs Under the PSF Scheme. The stocks were procured directly from the farmers in important centers including Lasalgaon, Pimpalgaon and Kalavan in Maharashtra and Shahjapur mandi in Madhya Pradesh during Rabi 2018 season. The stocks, after preliminary sorting, grading and packing were dispatched for sale in the markets of Delhi, Rajasthan, Kerala, West Bengal, Orissa and Chennai. In Delhi , tie up was made with retail chains like Mother Dairy (SAFAL) for organizaing Sale directly to the consumbers. The buffer stocking of onion by NAFED helped in checking the retail prices of onion.
Other Fruits and Vegetables
- NAFED Bhubaneswar procured and sold 20.14 MT of Green Ginger in outright a/c earning a profit of Rs.0.20 lakhs.
- NAFED Azadpur Branch sold fruits & vegetables valuing Rs.889.33 Lakh and earned a profit of Rs.42.31 Lakh in this business. The branch also sold garlic through consignment sale valuing Rs.1019.71 Lakh, received from Govt. of Rajasthan out of stocks procured under Maret Intervention Scheme (MIS), generating an income of Rs.81.00 Lakh.