Modi doing injustice to Gujarat for 8 consecutive years in wheat procurement

In the Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23, the Central Government has procured 1.88 crore metric tonnes of wheat from the farmers till 26.06.2022, on which about 17.85 lakh farmers will get Rs. Bottom Bound Price of 37,852.88 Cr – Bought from MSP. The fixed MSP price is Rs 2,015 per quintal.

187 million tonnes of wheat has been procured from the country, out of which only 6 metric tonnes of wheat has been procured by the Modi government at the Center in Gujarat. Last year 49 thousand metric tonnes were procured.

This time for the 8th consecutive year, the Narendra Modi government at the Center has done injustice to the farmers of Gujarat. Based on past experience this injustice will continue till the end of his 10 year rule.

So what did the people of Gujarat gain by sending Modi to Devendra?

Till 16 May 2022, 180.71 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured, out of which 16.99 lakh farmers have been given MSP of Rs 36,412.86 crore. In the next one month, only 8 lakh tonnes of wheat was procured.


In the year 2021, the Government of India procured a total of 4.33 crore metric tonnes of wheat. The 2022 target was 44.4 million metric tonnes.


However, till now even half of the target has not been bought.


The central government’s production estimate was reduced by 5.7 percent to 105 million metric tons from the earlier 11 million metric tons.


In which the Modi government has made the least purchase from Gujarat in the whole country.

States/UTs Procurement of Wheat (MT)

Punjab 9646954

Haryana 4181151

Uttar Pradesh 333697

Madhya Pradesh 4602796

Bihar 3522

Rajasthan 8892

Uttarakhand 2127

Chandigarh 3221

Delhi 1

Gujarat 6

Himachal Pradesh 2931

Jammu and Kashmir 252

Total 18785550.3



Bought in 2021

The production was expected to be 48 lakh tonnes in 13.66 lakh hectares in 3500 kg ha by 10 May 2021. Almost the same production has taken place in the winter of 2021. In contrast, the central government has so far procured only 0.49 lakh tonnes of wheat from the ripening farmers of Gujarat. Which is not even 1% purchase.


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Wheat procurement by the state


State – Lakh Metric Tonne Bought


Punjab – 128.66


Haryana – 80.76


Uttar Pradesh – 20.11


Madhya Pradesh – 94.87


Bihar – 0.21


Rajasthan – 11.68


Uttarakhand – 0.87


Chandigarh – 0.17


Delhi – 0.04


Gujarat – 0.49


Himachal Pradesh – 0.03


Jammu and Kashmir – 0.04


Great Shopping – 337.95


The details of wheat procurement till May 10, 2021 have been announced by the Central Government on May 12, 2021. Farmers say that the loss is due to less procurement of wheat from Gujarat.


In 2020-21, 12.74 lakh hectares were sown by the Agriculture Department and 40.47 lakh tonnes of wheat was expected to be produced. In contrast, farmers have produced 1.08 lakh hectare more and grain stock in 13.66 lakh hectare. Farmers sowed 9 per cent more than expected.


Good water was expected to produce good water after a good monsoon. The production was expected to be 48 lakh tonnes in 13.66 lakh ha in 3500 kg ha. Almost the same production has taken place in the winter of 2021.


Farmers also planted gram, coriander, cumin and mustard seeds.


price government robbery


Procured by Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation at a support price of Rs 1975 per quintal at 235 warehouse centers. In the last agricultural year 2019-20, bought at the rate of 1940. There is no significant increase in prices. The government has fixed the lower prices. But farmers say that if their profit and land rent are taken into account, they can afford only Rs 2400 instead of Rs 1975 per 100 kg. So the government should buy at a price of Rs 2400-2500.


With the increase in fertilizer prices, a support price of 100 kg of wheat will have to be declared at Rs 3,100 in 2022. Only then will farmers be able to afford it. Otherwise agriculture will suffer.


export restrictions


On May 13, the commerce ministry had banned the free export of wheat by private traders. 20 lakh tonnes of wheat was falling in Kandla. The export ban has had a huge impact on the farmers. After 20 years in Gujarat, farmers started getting good prices for wheat. The price ranged from Rs 270 to Rs 450 per 20 kg. Poor farmers sold wheat for an average of Rs 300.


Rs per quintal at Kandla ports in Gujarat. Wheat was being bought locally for Rs 2,500. Rs per quintal. As against the 2015 Minimum Support Price, the farmers will have to pay Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3000 per quintal was found.


plantation production

Plantation and production were also low. In Gujarat, wheat was sown in 13.66 lakh hectares in 2021, while wheat was planted in 12.54 lakh hectares in winter 2022. Wheat cultivation had declined by 1.12 lakh hectares.


The Agriculture Department estimates that the production in Gujarat will be 40.58 lakh tonnes in 2021-2022. The production per hectare is estimated at 3235 kg.

Apart from South Gujarat, wheat is cultivated in Central, North Gujarat and Saurashtra.


In 2020-21, 43.79 lakh tonnes of wheat was expected to be produced in 13.66 lakh hectares. The productivity of Agriculture Department was expected to be 3204.77 kg per hectare. Farmers say that there has been a 25 percent drop in production due to the absence of winter. According to him, 11 lakh tonnes less wheat would have been cooked.


One acre of land produces 25 to 30 quintals of wheat. But this year the production is only a little less than 20 quintals. Production is less in March due to scorching heat. Yields affected due to unseasonal rains during sowing season in October It has happened.


At least three to four quintals per acre less than last year.


The Government of India has revised the wheat production estimate from 111 MMT to 105 MMT in 2022-23.



India signed an agreement to export 4 million tonnes of wheat for the financial year 2022-23. Which has turned the water back on from the restrictions. According to the Government of India, wheat exports were 0.217 million tonnes in 2019-20, which increased to 2.155 million tonnes in 2020-21 and 7.215 million tonnes in 2021-22.


Gujarat has also suffered wheat loss due to allocation of 55 lakh tonnes of additional rice instead of wheat.


grain to the poor

On April 1, 2023, India will have a stock of 8 million tonnes of wheat. Free food grains were provided to 81.35 crore people of the country under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Food Scheme 2020 in Corona.


Apart from the food items available to 3.40 crore people of Gujarat from 17,000 affordable food shops in the month of May, free distribution of 3.50 kg wheat, 1.5 kg rice and 1 kg gram per card per person under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana started from 17 May. went. , There are more than 68 lakh NFSA and non-NFSA BPL cardholders in the state.


Decline in wheat procurement in India

Food Corporation of India has procured about 2.055 million metric tonnes of wheat during the sunny season from major wheat producing states till April 11, 2022.


Exactly a year ago, on 12 April 2021, the wheat procurement figure was 2.924. Thus this year there has been less procurement of 0.869 million metric tonnes in wheat procurement. Market prices are high. Only 30,000 tonnes of wheat was procured till April 18, 2022 as against 3 lakh tonnes last year. Procurement in Madhya Pradesh is only half as compared to last year.


This year also, the government can buy 250-300 LMT (25-30 MMT).


According to FCI data, the current wheat stock with the central government in April 2022 is 18.99 million metric tonnes. Which is higher than the buffer norms of 7.46 MMT. PDS provides 245 LMT (24.5 MMT) of wheat per year. This amounts to approximately 189 LMT per year.