Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: procurement

Dropping L1 criteria from public procurement a major reform but success hinges on clear norms

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Punjab isn’t the only reason for excessive kharif procurement. Just look at Telangana numbers

India's excessive rice production will continue. Famers need incentive to give up the crop.

Indian farmers defied Covid to sell record high rice and wheat. Time to expand PDS cover

Despite Covid risk, farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan not only harvested their crops but also sold them in mandis. Bihar and UP must learn the lesson.

Why Punjab finally relented on direct payment for farmers at 2-hour meet with Piyush Goyal

Rabi marketing season kicks off in Punjab Saturday but, until Thursday, the state and central governments had been locked in a tussle over the mode of payment to farmers.

Delhi, Modi govt spar as Kejriwal minister says ‘no MSP wheat procurement centre’ set up

Department of Food and Public Distribution claims it has procured nearly 16 tonnes of wheat in Delhi since the Rabi marketing season began 1 April.

Why 3 new FCI foodgrain procurement orders have triggered anger in Punjab

The 3 orders include one calling for direct payment to farmers, bypassing arhatiyas, and another that requires tillers to prove they have authority to cultivate a certain plot to claim money.

Punjab, Haryana fear arhatiyas after Modi govt nudges them to pay farmers directly online

Central govt has been trying to implement online payment system for farmers of Punjab & Haryana since 2012, as it will ensure transparency.

How Madhya Pradesh has beaten Punjab to become new wheat basket of India

Last year, MP topped Punjab in wheat procurement and comfortably beat its own target of 100 LMT. It is rising at a time when other states have stagnated.

Govt procurement policy of wheat, rice aggravating water crisis — draft National Water Policy

The policy has recommended diversifying the crop procurement process. Union Jal Shakti ministry is currently going through the draft policy submitted by a 11-member committee last month.

Modi govt plans national policy framework for Swiss Challenge system of public procurement

Niti Aayog has recommended a framework for Swiss Challenge method, among several other measures, to review the public procurement process.

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