Telangana State Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd
Description about Department:
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 the cooperative network to avoid any hardship to the farmers in the availability of fertilizers at MRP.
Activities of Department:
- As State Level Nodal Agency, Markfed distributes Fertilizers, 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, Red gram, and Bengal Gram) under Minimum Support Price (MSP). The central level nodal agency for procurement of coarse grain is FCI, for pulses NAFED.
- In cases 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 the State Government, the Government of India approves the price of the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS). As per the directions of the 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.
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