Telangana State Co-Operative Marketing Federation LTD ( TS Markfed)

Objectives

  • Undertakes procurement and marketing of agricultural and other products to enable the growers to get remunerative prices.
  • As Nodal Agency of Government, procures, maintains buffer storage and distributes fertilizers (DAP, Complex Fertilizers, Urea and all other Fertilizers) and micro-nutrients like Zinc Sulphate, Gypsum etc.
  • Supply modern agricultural production requisites and other inputs to encourage the farmers to adopt improved agricultural and animal husbandry practices.
  • Provide storage, transport and other custom services near agriculture production and marketing centers for the convenience and benefit of its member societies and the farmers.
  • Promotes and set agro based processing units to help generate rural employment and accelerate rural development.
  • Acts as agent of government for procurement, supply and distribution of agricultural and other produce or other goods as and when required to do so.
  • Arrange for distribution to its members of goods which the farmers needs such as seeds, fertilizers and other agri inputs etc.
  • To rent or own godowns, sales depots within its jurisdiction and elsewhere if necessary to facilitate the storage and sale of agricultural and other produce belonging to it and its member societies and their members.

Activities

  • Markfed is the Nodal Agency for procurement, maintenance of buffer stock and distribution of Fertilizers (DAP, Complex Fertilizers and Urea) and distributes the same through cooperative network to avoid any hardship to the farmers in the availability of fertilizers at MRP.
  • As State Level Nodal Agency, Markfed distributes Zinc Sulphate and Gypsum to the farmers under various government subsidy schemes.
  • Markfed is the state level nodal agency for procurement of coarse grains (viz., Maize, Jowar and Bajra), Pulses (viz., Green gram, Black gram and Red gram) and cotton under Minimum Support Price (MSP). The central level nodal agency for procurement of coarse grain is FCI, for pulses NAFED and for cotton is CCI & NAFED.
  • In case of commercial crops like chilies and turmeric there is no MSP. If the market prices fall below the cost of production, to protect the interests of the farmers, based on the recommendation of State Government, Government of India approves the price of the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS). As per the directions of State Government Markfed shall procure chilies and turmeric under (MIS).
  • Markfed monitors the market prices of Agricultural commodities, wherever market prices fall below MSP announced by Government, Markfed immediately starts procurement such commodities to avoid distress sale by the farmers.

A Golden Journey in the service of farmers

  • TS. Markfed - an apex organization in the Coop. Sector with a net membership of 552, cooperatives throughout Telangana.
  • We undertake activities to serve the farmers through the network of PACS, DCMS, AMCs, and village organizations of self-helps groups.
  • We Undertake price support operations as agent to State Govt. & GOI to provide remunerative prices to the farmers, for their produce.
  • Markfed is nominated as Nodal agency for procurement, maintenance of buffer stocks and distribution of Fertilizers to market at MRP.
  • We supply quality Seeds to the farmers under Govt. subsidy schemes.
  • We provide storage and custom services to farmers, through our godowns confined to Telangana State.
  • We provide storage facility to the farmers scattered over Telangana area to the extent of 84,000 MT capacities.
  • We promote and set up Agri-based units to get value addition for the produce of the farmers and to generate rural employment and produce “Nandi Brand” Cattle Feed.
  • We create a database of market prices of various agricultural commodities & market intelligence for the use of farmers & cooperatives through Markfeds website.

Fertilizers

Government have been nominating Markfed as ‘Nodal Agency’ from 2008-09 onwards for procurement, pre-positioning and distribution of fertilizers:

Government have been nominating Markfed as ‘Nodal Agency’ from 2008-09 onwards for procurement, pre-positioning and distribution of fertilizers to avoid any hardship to the farmers in the availability of fertilizers. Government have been permitting Markfed to raise loans from the banks for procurement of fertilizers and agreed to reimburse the interest incurred thereon on a quarterly basis. Government has also agreed to reimburse the incidental expenses towards handling, storage, insurance and transportation expenditure incurred by Markfed.

For the agricultural year 2018-19 also Government have nominated Markfed as Nodal Agency vide GO Rt No.336 dated 29.05.2018 for maintaining buffer stock of 4.00 lakh MT of fertilizers viz., 0.30 lakh MT of DAP, 0.70 lakh MT of Complexes and 3.00 lakh MT of Urea as per the district-Wise buffer levels as indicated by the Commissioner, Agriculture. Government have permitted Markfed to raise loans up to Rs.500 crores for the above purpose from Banks/Financial institutions and agreed to reimburse interest and incidental charges as being done in the past

Further during the last 7-years since 2008-09 to 2017-18, Markfed has distributed over 52.68 lakh MT of DAP, Complexes and Urea to the farmers, through cooperative societies, ensured availability of fertilizers throughout the State and avoided any kind of hardship to farmers.

In compliance to the Government Orders and as per the directions of the Director of Agriculture, from time to time, the Markfed is procuring required fertilizers, maintaining buffer stocks and distributing them on F.O.L basis through cooperative societies and other government agencies, Government could successfully overcome the crisis of fertilizer availability by releasing the buffer stocks as and when there is a spurt in demand and avoided any hardship to the farmers.

2. PROCUREMENT:
  • TS.Markfed is the nodal agency for procurement of coarse grain and pulses under Minimum Price Support Price (MSP) operations in the State. Besides MSP operations Markfed also undertakes commercial procurement of agricultural commodities.
  • Markfed is also the nodal agency for State Govt for procurement of chillies, KP onions, black jaggery etc, whenever the need arises for intervention by the State Govt. to avoid distress sale by the farmers.
  • Markfed has taken up procurement of coarse grain for the years from 2000-01 onwards continuously. After procurement FCI is taking action for movement of stock to other needy States or for disposal of coarse grain by calling tenders.
  • Soon after the disposal/lifting of coarse grain stock by FCI Markfed is submitting compensation claims to Government of India (GOI) through State Govt. GOI is settling claims.
  • Procurement Of Coarse Grains

    l) Maize purchases – 2014-15
    • First time in the state, the Government have decided to purchase of Maize in 3 grades due to draught situation at incessant rainfall in the year 2014-15 vide GO 12, dt: 30.10.2014.
    • Telangana Markfed has purchased maize at Minimum Supporting Price during the Year 2014-15 under State Pool in various districts and details of purchases are as follows

    Kharif 2014-15

    Name of the District

    Grade I @13100.00

    Grade II @12300.00

    Grade III @11800.00

    Total 

    Qty in MTs

    Value  in crores

    Qty in MTs

    Value  in crores

    Qty in MTs

    Value  in crores

    Qty in MTs

    Value  in crores

    Adilabad

    7144.6

    9.359

     

     

     

     

    7144.6

    9.359

    Nizamabad

    18764.7

    24.582

    4636.57

    5.703

    3973.57

    4.689

    27374.84

    34.974

    Karimnagar

    70331.642

    92.134

    4671.6

    5.746

    2204.218

    2.601

    77207.46

    100.481

    Warangal

    28458.81

    37.281

    11696.655

    14.387

    4876.706

    5.755

    45032.171

    57.422

    Khammam

    8360

    10.952

    1079.15

    1.327

    377.7

    0.446

    9816.85

    12.725

    Medak

    41542.546

    54.421

    7356.541

    9.049

    2109.143

    2.489

    51008.23

    65.958

    Mahabubnagar

    71492.03

    93.655

    653.533

    0.804

    155.737

    0.184

    72301.3

    94.642

    Rangareddy

    9673.292

    12.672

    14895.155

    18.321

    7911.841

    9.336

    32480.288

    40.329

    Nalgonda

    1119.285

    1.466

    340.385

    0.419

    20.132

    0.024

    1479.802

    1.909

    Total

    256886.905

    336.52

    45329.58

    55.75

    21629.0

    25.522

    323845.54

    417.800

    Rabi 2014-15

    Name of the District

    Qty.

    Rate per MT

    Amount in (Cr)

     

    Adilabad

    26892.15

    13100

    352287165

     

    Karimnagar

    27236.6

    13100

    356799460

     

    Khammam

    21381.85

    13100

    280102235

     

    Nizamabad

    12994.5

    13100

    170227950

     

    Warangal

    21402.52

    13100

    280373012

     

    Total

    109907.62

     

    1439789822

     

    ll) Jowar Purchases under MSP during 2014-15
    • To ensure MSP to the Jowar farmers, the Government asked the Markfed to intervene on purchase of Jowar and purchased 2725 MTs of Jowar in 2014-15.

    Sl No

    Name of the District

    No.of Farmers

    No. of Bags

    Qty. in Qtls

    Amount in (Cr)

    1

    Nizamabad

    377

    28050

    14025

    2.146

    2

    Medak

    350

    26469

    13235

    2.025

    Total

     

    727

    54519

    27259.5

    4.171

    I. Maize purchases – 2015-16
    • Telangana Markfed has purchased maize at Minimum Supporting Price during the Year 2015-16 under State Pool in various districts and details of purchases are as follows.

    Details of Maize stocks procured under MSP during Kharif 2015-16.

    District

    Qty in MTS

    Value in Rs

    Adilabad

    2357.5

    31236875

    Karimnagar

    501.397

    6643510.25

    Ranga Reddy

    103.9

    1376675

    Nizamabad

    3113.51

    41254007.5

    Medak

    1308.5

    17337625

    Mahabubnagar

    160.9

    2131925

     Total

    7545.707

    99980617.75

    Procurement Of Coarse Grains

    Purchase of Black Jaggery under MIS during 2014-15

    Markfed has purchased 12154.11 Qtls of black Jaggery in Nizamabad and Medak districts of crop year 2014-15 @ 2600/- per Qtl directly from the farmers and value is Rs 3,36,50,451/-

    Purchase of Black Jaggery under MIS during 2015-16

    Telangana Markfed has purchased Black Jaggery at MIS during the Year 2015-16 under State Pool in following districts as per the government orders and details are as follows

    Name of the District

    Name of the Centers

    Qty in Qtls

    Rate per qtl

    amount in Crs

    Nizamabad

    AMC Kamareddy

    10133

    2600

    2.63

    AMC Bhiknoor

    9830

    2600

    2.56

    Medak

    AMC Medak

    2499

    2600

    0.65

     

    Total

    21881

     

    5.84

    Procurement of Redgram under Price Stabilization fund on Behalf of FCI & NAFED and state Pool

    The district wise agency Redgram purchased under price stabilization fund scheme during 2015-16 @ 0.75% commission to T.S.MARKFED on the grain cost and details are as here under.

    Name of the Agency is

    District

    Qty purchased in Qtls

    Total Expenditure

    FCI

    Ranga Reddy

    443

    4377275

    Nalgonda

    74

    636266

    Mahabubnagar

    759

    7514451

    Adilabad

    71840

    626086786

     Sub Total

    73114

    638614778

    NAFED

    Warangal

    56

    464432

    Medak

    285

    2524313

    Ranga Reddy

    6494

    59790812

    Nalgonda

    3215

    27319023

    Mahabubnagar

    29

    267309

    Adilabad

    24855

    222720109

    Sub Total

    34932

    313085998

    Total

    108046

    951700776

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Minimum Supporting Prices For The Year 2016-17

    As per the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all Kharif Crops of 2016-17 Season.

    The Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season have been increased and are given in table below:

    Commodity

    Variety

    MSP-2016-17 Season Rs/Quintal

    Paddy

    Common

    1470

    Grade A

    1510

    Jowar

    Hybrid

    1625

    Maldandi

    1650

    Bajra

    -

    1330

    Maize

    -

    1365

    Ragi

    -

    1725

    Tur (Arhar)

    -

    5050

    Moong

    -

    5225

    Urad

    -

    5000

    Bengal Gram

    Seed Distribution Under Subsidy Scheme To The Farmers

    As per the allotment of Commissioner & Director of Agriculture, TS Markfed will arrange the supply of various crop seeds for distribution to farmers under Departmental subsidy schemes.

    During Kharif 2016, TS Markfed is arranging the supply of Soyabean certified seed in Nizamabad & Adilabad Districts.

    Turnover Of T.S. Markfed

    Year

    Total Turnover
    (Rs. In crores)

    2013-14

    Rs. 1075.33

    2014-15

    Rs.782.77

    2015-16
    (Provisional)

    Rs.873.68