New Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) The Center on Wednesday informed Parliament that Karnataka will be able to supply 1,000 tonnes of ragi this year to meet Kerala’s supply demand for that millet through the Public Distribution System (PDS).
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and PDS Sadhvi Nirajan Jyoti said that the Kerala government has ordered 991 tonnes of ragi.
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“The Government of India has conveyed to the state government of Kerala that it will be able to supply 1000 tonnes of ragi to the state of Karnataka from the 2022-23 kharif marketing season,” he said.
The Kharif marketing season is underway from October.
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The minister said that coarse grains and millets are being allocated for PDS in some states.
This year, 470.29 tonnes of ragi/jowar have been allocated in Karnataka, 69.19 tonnes of bajra/maize in Haryana and 19.65 tonnes of bajra in Uttar Pradsh during 2022-23, according to data released by the minister.
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