Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Govt procures over 258 lakh tonnes of Wheat benefiting more than 25 lakh farmers so far

Governmenthas said that the procurement of Wheat in Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22 isgoing on smoothly in States and Union Territories. The Consumer Affairs Ministry said, over 258 lakhtonnes of Wheat has been procured in the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season,benefitting over 25 lakh farmers.

The procurement of Wheat has recently commenced inRabi Marketing Season in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, MadhyaPradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujaratand Jammu and Kashmir at Minimum Support Price. The Ministry said that Paddyprocurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in theprocuring States with purchase of over 715 lakh tonnes of paddy against thelast year corresponding purchase of 651 lakh tonnes.

The Ministry said, more thanone crore seven lakh farmers have already been benefited from the ongoingKharif Marketing Season procurement Operations with MSP value of more than onelakh 35 thousand crore rupees.

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