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

a) 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 2016-17 also Government have nominated Markfed as Nodal Agency vide GO Rt No.339 dated 05.07.2016 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 2015-16, Markfed has distributed over 50.00 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.

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