Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Govt procures over 232 lakh tonnes of Wheat from more than 22 lakh farmers

Government has procured over 232 lakh tonnes of Wheat benefitting more than 22 lakh farmers. The procurement of Wheat has recently commenced in Rabi Marketing Season in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir at Minimum Support Price.

Consumer Affairs Ministry has said that Paddy procurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States with purchase of over 710 lakh tonnes of paddy against the last year corresponding purchase of 646 lakh tonnes. The Ministry said, more than one crore six lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season procurement Operations with MSP value of more than one lakh 34 thousand crore rupees.

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