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  • 2,95000 MT food grains lifted by States under extended PMGKAY

    Published on July 14, 2020

    Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said two lakh 95 thousand Metric Tonnes of food grains have been lifted by the states so far under extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana- PMGKAY

    Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said two lakh 95 thousand Metric Tonnes of food grains have been lifted by the states so far under extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana- PMGKAY.

    This is out of 203 Lakh Metric Tonnes of foodgrains which was allocated under the scheme to the states for five months from July to November. Mr Paswan in a tweet said, since July 1, 13.69 Lakh Metric Tinnes of food grains have been loaded and dispatched to the states so far through 489 rail racks.

    The Minister also informed that from 25th of March to 30th of June, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has transported approximately 140 Lakh Metric Tonnes of food grains through 4,999 rail racks. Mr Paswan also said, that procurement of wheat and paddy from farmers under procurement targets for the Rabi season 2020-21 is continuing.

    He said, FCI has procured 389.71 Lakh Metric Tonnes wheat till 13th of this month. Mr Paswan said, with the purchase of 128.85 Lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy in the Rabi season, a total of 750.16 Lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy have been procured so far in 2019-20 season.

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