Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)


Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA)

Launch Year: 2018

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


Ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce Components:

• Price Support Scheme (PSS)

✓ Physical procurement of pulses, oilseeds and Copra will be done by Central Nodal Agencies with proactive role of State governments.

✓ Further in addition to NAFED, the Food Cooperation of India (FCI) will take up PSS operations in states and districts.

✓ The procurement expenditure and losses due to procurement will be borne by the Union Government as per norms.

✓ PSS will become operational when prices of pulses, oilseeds and copra fall below MSP, with the centre bearing procurement expenditure and losses up to 25% of the production.


• Price Deficiency Payment Scheme:

✓ It will be available only for oilseeds with registered farmers directly receiving payments in their bank accounts when they sell at prices lower than MSP.

✓ The government will not undertake physical procurement of crops as farmers are paid the difference between the MSP price and sale or modal price on disposal in the notified market.


• Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPSS):

✓ Participation of private sector in procurement operation would be piloted so that on the basis of learnings the ambit of private participation in procurement operations may be increased.

✓ Therefore, the states will have the option to roll out Private Procurement Stockist Scheme (PPSS) on pilot basis in selected districts and Agricultural Produce Market Committee’s (APMC) of district involving the participation of private stockiest.

✓ The pilot district and selected APMC(s) will cover one or more crop of oilseeds for which MSP is notified.

✓ Since this is similar to the PSS scheme, as it involves physical procurement of the notified commodity, the scheme shall substitute PSS/PDPS in the pilot districts.

✓ The selected private agency shall procure the commodity at MSP in the notified markets during the notified period from the registered farmers in accordance with the PPSS Guidelines, whenever the prices in the market fall below the notified MSP and whenever authorized by the state or UT government to enter the market.

✓ The maximum service charges up to 15% of the notified MSP will be payable


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