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Over 534 lakh tonnes of paddy procured in ongoing Kharif Marketing Season

Updated: January 12, 2021 12:46 pm
The Government has said that over 534 lakh tonnes of Paddy have been procured during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season. This is an increase of 26.24 per cent against the last year corresponding purchase of around 423 lakh tonnes.

The Agriculture Ministry said, government continues to procure Kharif crops at its Minimum Support Price from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes.

The Ministry said, more than 71 lakh paddy farmers have been benefited from current Kharif Marketing Season Procurement Operations with MSP value of over one lakh 903 thousand crore rupees.

The Paddy procurement is continuing smoothly in the procuring States and Union Territories of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka and West Bengal.

The Government through its nodal agencies has also procured over two lakh 86 thousand tonnes of Moong, Urad, Groundnut Pods and Soybean benefitting more than one lakh 52 thousand farmers.

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