Allotment of Grain quota to Kerala

Published on: 22 Nov, 2012
Published under: Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Business News

20 November 2012

Grain quota was decided for Kerala in a meeting of the Union Cabinet which decided to allot 65 lakh tonne of wheat to the States and bulk consumers at the minimum support price (MSP). The MSP of rice will be Rs 16 a kg and wheat Rs 12.50.Kerala will get 98,935 tonnes of rice and 23,589 tonnes of wheat from the Centre during the current fiscal for controlling price rise, according to K.V. Thomas, Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs.

The Minister said that rice would be procured either from Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu. Officials of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Consumerfed will select the rice variety for the State. Consumerfed Chairman Joy Thomas and Managing Director Riji G. Nair and FCI official B.K. Philip also took part in the discussions, the Minister said.


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