The Food Corporation of India, Regional Office will sell 500 MT of wheat and 2500 MT rice from the buffer stock to bulk buyers in its sixth round under the Open Market Sale Scheme on August 2.
A press statement from the office here said the sale of wheat and rice for Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura began on June 28. Till July 26, the office has sold 1850 metric ton of wheat and 60 metric ton of rice from its various depots.
The stocks of wheat and rice available with the FCI in excess of the buffer stock norms were sold at predetermined reserved prices to enhance the availability. Prices were moderate so that more and more consumers are benefitted from the scheme, the statement added.
“To benefit the consumers and general public at large FCI expects more participation from the local empanelled (registered) buyers for the upcoming auction. The notice inviting tender will be uploaded on every Friday in MJUNCTION Portal followed by Auction on successive Wednesday for which the EMD amount shall be deposited by the bidders on or before Monday at 6 pm for the next Wednesday’s auction,” the office said.
Empanelled bidders should have a PAN number, valid FSSAI license as on date of publishing of tender for participation and other pre-requisites as mentioned in the MTF. Bidding would be allowed in a State against the GST/Trade Tax registration.
Further, only 100 MT wheat will be allowed to lift throughout the country under one PAN number.
The office said interested bidders may contact help desk at 1800 102 7136 provided by M/s MJunction Services Ltd. or http://www.valuejunction.in/fci for empanelment and bidding through e-auction.