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  • Paddy procurement for Kharif Marketing Season-2020-21 going on smoothly in procuring states: Centre

    Published on October 19, 2020

    Union Government 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 in a statement 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.