A record over 433 Lakh Metric Tonne (LMT) wheat procurement has been done during this Rabi market Season 2021-22, surpassing over 389 LMT of the previous season. Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir have recorded their best ever procurement.
This procurement has benefited over 49 lakh farmers in this session as compared to over 43 lakh farmers in the last Rabi Market Season. Briefing media, Food and Public Distribution Secretary, Sudhanshu Pandey said, over 84 thousand 369 core rupees have been paid to farmers through these procurements.
In the Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21, the Center has procured a record over 862 LMT paddy which has surpassed over 770 LMT of last year.