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    Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 progressing at fast pace in procuring States: Govt

    Published on October 20, 2020

    The government has said that Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is progressing at a fast pace 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 in a statement said that so far over 98 Lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy have been procured from eight lakh 54 thousand farmers valuing over 18 thousand 539 crore rupees at MSP rate of 18 thousand 880 per Metric Tonnes. 

    The Ministry said, Paddy Procurement during corresponding period of Kharif Marketing Season 2019-20 was 80.20 Lakh Metric Tonnes. 

    It said, thus the  procurement of paddy in current season exceeds by 22.43 per cent than the previous season. 

    The Ministry said, based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 42.46 Lakh Metric Tonnez of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme.

    The Ministry also said, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured over 806 Metric Toones of Moong and Urad having MSP value of 5.80 crore rupees benefitting 779 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Haryana.

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