Procurement at MSP will surge under PM-AASHA, but won’t fuel inflation

Procurement at MSP will surge under PM-AASHA, but won’t fuel inflation

The Centre’s procurement of oilseeds and pulses this year is expected to reach record levels, thanks to the new scheme PM-AASHA (Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan).

While nutri cereals or millets (maize, bajra, jowar and ragi) will be procured under the regular MSP operations of the Food Corporation of India, procurement of oilseeds will be through the PDPS (Price Deficiency Payment Scheme) scheme or PSS (Price Support Scheme) whichever the State opts for and procurement of pulses will be through PSS.

Further, the Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPPS) will also be working in select eight districts of the country for procurement of oilseeds on a pilot basis.
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