The Union Government has said that about 8,180 crore rupees has already been transferred directly into Punjab farmers’ account against sale of their wheat crop. For the first time, farmers of Punjab have started receiving payments directly into their bank accounts.
In the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season, Centre is continuing to procure Rabi crops at minimum support price, MSP from farmers as per existing Price Support Scheme.
Wheat procurement is going on at brisk pace in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and other States with purchase of over 222.33 lakh metric tonnes till yesterday against 77.57 lakh metric tonnes during corresponding period of last year.
About 21.17 lakh Wheat farmers have already benefited from the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season procurement operations with MSP value of about 43,912 Crore rupees.