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Around 495.37 lakh MTs rice estimated for procurement 

Updated: September 15, 2020 11:33 am
Rice procurement for the Kharif Crop Season of 2020-21 has been estimated at 495.37 lakh metric tonnes. Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution chaired a meeting of State Food Secretaries through video conference last Friday to discuss the procurement arrangements for ensuing Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21.

Around 495.37 lakh metric tonne rice has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming Kharif Marketing Season, KMS. This is 19.07 percent more than the 416 LMT procurement estimate of the 2019-20 marketing season.

In KMS 2019-20, actual procurement of paddy in terms of rice was 420.22 LMT, which was a record procurement.

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