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    Over 90 LMT paddy procured from farmers so far: Govt

    Published on October 20, 2020

    Centre has said that Paddy procurement for Kharif Marketing Season-2020-21 is going on smoothly in the procuring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that over 90 Lakh Mertric Tonnes of paddy have been procured from 7.82 lakh farmers so far.

     The Ministry said, the government through its Nodal Agencies, has procured over 761 Metric Tonnes of Moong and Urad having MSP value of 5.48 crore rupees benefitting 735 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Haryana. Similarly, five thousand 89 Metric Tonnes  of copra having MSP value of  52.40 crore rupees has been procured benefitting 3,961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.The Ministry also said, cotton procurement operations under MSP are going on smoothly in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

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