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Paddy procurement touches all time high of over 32 Lakh metric tonnes

Updated: September 28, 2020 12:49 pm
In Tamil Nadu, the procurement of paddy from farmers by the government has exceeded all previous years’ record, despite the pandemic.

The figure has reached about 32.24 lakh metric tonnes so far and is set to go up higher, said the state food minister Kamaraj.

The Koyambedu Wholesale Market in Chennai, considered one of the biggest in Asia, reopened Monday morning, after a gap of about five months. It was closed in early May due to the pandemic.

The farmers have prevailed over the pandemic as Covid-19 has failed to dampen the agriculture sector.

It is more so in the field of paddy cultivation, as indicated by the latest data.

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