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12.12 % more wheat procured this year in comparison to last year’s corresponding period

Updated: June 10, 2021 12:39 pm
Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS 2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pardeshand Jammu & Kashmir at MSP, as was done in previous seasons and till now (upto08.06.2021) a quantity of over 418.47 LMT of Wheat has been procured (which is all time high, as it has exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the last year corresponding purchase of 373.22 LMT. About 46.00 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs. 82,648.38 Crore.

Paddy procurement in the ongoing   season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with purchase of over 816.65 LMTs of paddy  (includes Kharif Crop 706.96 LMT and Rabi Crop 109.69 LMT) upto08.06.2021 against the last year corresponding purchase of 736.50 LMT. About 120.89 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 1,54,184.14 Crore. Paddy procurement has also reached at all time high level, surpassing previous high of 773.45 LMT in KMS 2019-20.

Further, based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 107.83 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 & Rabi Marketing Season 2021 and Summer season 2021  for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme (PSS).The sanction for procurement of 1.74 LMT of Copra (the perennial crop) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also given. For other States/UTs, approval will also be accorded on receipt of proposals for procurement of Pulses, Oilseeds and Copra under PSS so that procurement of FAQ grade of these crops can be made at notified MSP for the year 2020-21 directly from the registered farmers, if the market rate goes below MSP during the notified harvesting period in the respective States/UTs by the Central Nodal Agencies through State nominated procuring agencies.

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