Procuring and processing operations

Base Price Purchase Scheme

In the season 2008-09, the purchase scheme for purchase of paddy and coarse grains under the base price purchase scheme during the Kharif season was implemented on behalf of the Government of Maharashtra through the Federation as the main agent. A total of 264 shopping centers were opened under this scheme. A total of 17,29,414 quintals of sorghum/millet/maize and paddy were purchased during the reporting year.


In purchase quintals
Sorghume 512917
millet 8602
Sorghume 512917
Maize 584821
Total 1729414

In the year 2008-09, 4,02,185 MT of total fertilizer has been sold. Compared to the previous year, there has been an increase in the sale of fertilizer in the reporting year and the sale has been made in cash.

The details of fertilizer sales for the last four years and the reporting year are as follows.


Type of fertilizer2004-052005-062006-072007-082008-09

In the year 2008-09, the turnover of this department was Rs. 257.92 crores and the gross profit amount in this transaction was Rs. 3,31,08,755/- has been made.