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Minimum Support Price(MSP) operations :

  Prior to 2000-2001 , Farmers were  facing problems to get remunerative prices to their produce due to globalisation and privatisation. In order to ensure Minimum Support Price to the farmers, the Central and State Governments are taking up Price Support Operations in the country by purchasing the Agricultural produce from the farmers directly at the Government notified Minimum Support Prices, to protect the farmers from  exploitation of Millers and Traders and to ensure stability of production. Government of India will fix and communicate the MSP to all the Agricultural commodities before commencement of Marketing Season every year, on the recommendations of Agriculture Price Commission.

     During KMS 2000-01,the farmers of A.P. faced serious problems for marketing their Paddy and Maize. In order to help the farmers, Govt. of A.P., after series of meetings with the officers of State and Central Govt., a study on  the procedures being adopted in different States particularly in Punjab state, evolved a comprehensive programme to ensure MSP to the farmers  of A.P. The Govt. has formulated  Operational guidelines in the beginning of Marketing year to ensure MSP to the farmers and  avoid distress sales.

Guidelines for the Purchase of Paddy:

Classification of Paddy: The basis of classification of paddy will be on physical dimensions as in vogue since 1979-80 marketing season i.e., length and breadth ratio.The paddy is classified into two groups namely Grade A and Common (Except scented varieties).

GRADE-A:Varieties having  ratio of 2.5 and above has been classified as Grade A.

COMMON:Varieties having  ratio below 2.5 has been classified as Common.

                                Schedule of specification.



Maximum Limits(%)


Foreign matter

a)    Inorganic

b)    Organic




Damaged, discoloured, sprouted and weevilled grains.




Immature, Shrunken and Shriveled grains



Admixture of lower class



Moisture content


 Paddy Purchase:

  • Paddy Purchase from farmers commenced from 2000-01 onwards with an objective to ensure Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Paddy.
  • Paddy so purchased from farmers, transported to rice mills and resultant raw rice   and boiled rice handed over to FCI for central Pool.
  • Stepped up paddy purchases from 2006-07 onwards involving procuring agencies like IKP,PACS etc.

          The Corporation made prompt payments to farmers mobilizing Rs 2,900 crores cash credit from RBI in KMS 2011-12.

                          Paddy Purchase-Last 12 Years performance


  • MSP in KMS 2012-13.
  • Grade-A  of Rs 1,280/- per quintal.
  • Common of Rs 1,250/- per quintal.
  •  2,005 purchase centers are  opened with a target to purchase 13.71 LMT of paddy in Khariff.
  •   Aimed to disburse farmer payments in this season within 3 days time limit while proposing to make payments on the same day in the next season.

Sonamasuri (BPT) paddy purchase :

  • To encourage sowing of preferred varieties in the State Govt has announced a remunerative price of Rs.1500 per quintal for the following  8 BPT preferred varieties under market intervention scheme.







           7.Jeelakara sannalu(Nellore variety)


              The Corporation has proposed 100 exclusive centres at all AMC market yards in the State.

 Rice procurement

  •  Decentralized Procurement of rice - objective to achieve self reliance of 40 LMT state annual PDS requirement of rice, to achieve economy in terms of transport and godown space requirements and to ensure supply of  local quality rice to cardholders.
  •   AP State Civil Supplies Corporation, the State agency taken up   procurement of rice from this season onwards.
  •   Under this scheme, for the KMS 20102-13 the Govt has proposed to  accept  CMR raw rice in all districts and mill levy of raw rice in 7 districts - Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Waranagal, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore & Chittoor.
  •   FCI accepts mill levy of raw rice in balance 16 districts and boiled rice from all districts of the state for central pool.
  •    In 7 districts, the Corporation is proposing to accept 11 LMT of raw rice under mill levy and 4LMT under CMR
  •   Godown space -6 LMT space identified in these 7 districts out of FCI dehired SWC, AMC and balance from private godowns. Besides this, it is proposed to strengthen 439 MLS points by acquisition/ construction of additional godown space of 11.37 LMT.

             Rice procurement (Mill Levy)- District wise details



·         Transport contract -The Joint Collectors are entrusting transport contract based on the Stage I & II approved rates. The handling charges adopted as per existing norms of the respective of SWC/CWC, AMC and other godowns. 

·         Manpower -131 Technical & accounts staff and depot assistants deployed in 7 procuring districts for DCP operations besides deputation of technical staff from FCI.Computer hardware positioned along with Data Entry Operators and installed accounts package. 

·         Funds flow -RBI sanctioned cash credit of Rs 3,000 crores towards rice miller payments for purchase of raw rice and these payments are being made by RTGS mode.  

Quality Control -State level and District level quality control cell is being positioned under the control of  VC & MD and District Collector, for testing and  analyzing the samples being procured.

4 Vigilance Cell- The State Govt has issued G.O  N.O.335 dated: creating State and District level Vigilance cell under CCS and District Collectors to inspect the Stocks procured under DCP and MLS Points.


§  Govt of AP appointed APSCSCL as Nodal Agency for distribution of Redgram dal under PDS under Market Intervention operation. The present issue price of Redgram dal under PDS is Rs.50/- per kg.

  • The scale of distribution is one kg per BPL card holder.
  • From March,2009 to March,2012, the APSCSCL has purchased imported Redgram under GOI Subsidy Scheme.
  • The Corporation has procured a quantity of 1,51,919 Mts of Gram which was allotted to the Millers for conversion into RG dal.
  • The cumulative receipts of dall till date are 2,65,412 Mts  and cumulative issues are 2,61,249 Mts.
  • From June,2012, Redgram dal Fatka Quality is being  procured for distribution under PDS.
  • RG dal Fatka Quality procured is 20,835 Mts till date and the dall issued is 16441Mts.
  • The off take of Redgram dal which was around 1200 Mts per month has increased to 3400 Mts per month after procurement of Fatka quality RG dal.
  • The subsidy allowed by GOAP is Rs.10/- per Kg.

§  In order to prevent occurrence of instances of sale of inferior quality of dall  by FPShop dealers in place of Fatka quality Redram dal supplied by APSCSCL, to check the quality of dall being supplied by the dall Millers and make them  accountable to prevent pilferages in the chain of movement of stocks, it is decided to distribute RG dal Fatka Quality in 1 kg pouch form @ Rs.50/- per kg to ensure delivery of 1 kg nett quantity to the end consumer ie., BPL Card holders. 

       Supply of Essential commodities to Welfare Hostels:

         In the Minutes of Group of Ministers Meeting dated 15.4.2011, it was recorded that P.oil, Redgram dal, Chanadal, Batani (Yellow peas) and wheat would be dealt by the Civil Supplies Corporation Limited and for other commodities by Markfed and GCC are the Agencies.

          Accordingly, based on the Minutes, GO Ms No.43 , dt.15.6.2011 was issued by SW Department to streamline the supply of essential commodities through APSCSCL.  In this GO, APSCSCL was entrusted to arrange for supply of Rice, P.oil, RG dal, Batana, Chana dal, Wheat and Wheat Ravva.  Accordingly, tenders were floated to work out the economic rate and stocks were positioned in the Districts for supplies to the Welfare Departments.

        Further, when the status note on non movement of stocks at several districts was submitted for kind consideration of the Board of APSCSCL. The Board has resolved during the meeting held on 27.12.2011  to discontinue the supplies to Welfare Hostels with immediate effect. 

      Further, as per the request made by the Prl.Secy to Govt, Social Welfare, Hyderabad to continue the scheme vide letter dated 19.3.2012, the Commissioner of Civil Supplies has permitted to supply only Redgram dal and Poil at APSCSCL economic cost and accordingly all the District Managers were requested to release RG dal and P.oil as per the indents received at the cost structure already communicated.

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