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DECENTRALIZED PROCURMENT SCHEME

The scheme of Decentralized Procurement of foodgrains was introduced by the Government in 1997-98 with a view to enhancing the efficiency of procurement and PDS and encouraging local procurement to the maximum extent thereby extending the benefits of MSP to local farmers as well as to save on transit costs. This also enables procurement of foodgrains more suited to the local taste.

Under this scheme, the State Government itself undertakes direct purchase of paddy and wheat and procurement of levy rice on behalf of Government of India, and also stores and distributes these foodgrains under TPDS and other welfare schemes. The Central Government undertakes to meet the entire expenditure incurred by the State Governments on the procurement operations as per the approved costing. The Central Government also monitors the quality of foodgrains procured under the scheme and reviews the arrangements made to ensure that the procurement operations are carried on smoothly.

At present following States are under DCP system :-

S.N.

State/UT

DCP adopted for

1.

A&N Islands

Rice

2.

Bihar

Rice/Wheat

3.

Chhattisgarh

Rice/Wheat

4.

Gujarat

Wheat

5.

Karnataka

Rice

6.

Kerala

Rice

7.

Madhya Pradesh

Rice/Wheat

8.

Odisha

Rice

9.

Tamil Nadu

Rice

10.

Uttarakhand

Rice/Wheat

11.

West Bengal

Rice/Wheat

12.

Punjab

Wheat

13.

Rajasthan ( in 9 District)

Wheat

14.

Andhra Pradesh

Rice

15.

Telangana

Rice

16.

Maharashtra

Rice

17.

Jharkhand (1 District)

Rice


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