Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Over 11 thousand 141 crore rupees paid to farmers as MSP for procurement of wheat in UP

The government has said that over 11 thousand 141 crore rupees has been paid to the farmers as Minimum Support Price, MSP for procurement of wheat in the current Rabi Marketing Season 2921- 22 in Uttar Pradesh. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that during this season a record 56.41 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Wheat was procured from 12.98 lakh farmers at MSP in Uttar Pradesh as compared to 35.77 Lakh Metric Tonnes Wheat procured from 6.64 lakh farmers in 2020-21.

The Ministry added that current Rabi Marketing Season has concluded in most of wheat procuring States and upto 8th July, a quantity of 433.32 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Wheat has been procured which is all time high. It said, nearly 49.16 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season procurement operations with MSP value of 85 thousand 581 crore rupees.

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