So far, 8180 crore rupees have been sent to the farmers of Punjab through direct benefit transfer scheme. Without any delay and without getting into the gimmickry of the farmers, the farmers are getting the money for the wheat sold on the MSP.
In this rabi marketing season, the government is sending money to farmers’ bank accounts through DBT.
Harvesting of rabi crops across the country is in the final stages. Wheat procurement is also continuing in the mandis at the minimum support price. The procurement process started this month is moving very fast. Initially, the arrival of wheat was slightly lower, but now it has been recorded an increase. This time the farmer is very happy that he is getting the crop money directly in the bank account. The central government has started sending money directly to farmers for the first time in Rabi marketing season 2021-22.
According to the government data, so far 8180 crore rupees have been sent to the account of the farmers of Punjab through direct benefit transfer scheme. Without any delay and without getting into the gimmickry of the farmers, the farmers are getting the money for the wheat sold on the MSP. At the same time, wheat worth Rs 43 thousand 912 crore has been procured on MSP from 21.27 lakh farmers all over the country. Other agencies including FCI, working under the central government, have purchased 222.34 lakh metric tonnes of wheat till 25 April. This is 77.57 lakh metric tonnes more than the same period last year.
Wheat harvesting 81 percent
The procurement process is going smoothly in the mandis. At the same time, harvesting has not been affected even after the increasing cases of corona. As per the data till 25 April, more than 81 percent of the wheat has been harvested. At the same time, the work of cutting pulses and oilseeds has been completed. Releasing the latest harvesting data, the Agriculture Ministry said that due to the proactive steps taken, harvesting of Rabi crops is happening on time. The ministry said that in the case of wheat, 81.55 percent of the total sowing area of 315.80 lakh hectare has been completed.
What is the status of other crops?
The ministry said that the harvesting of gram, lentils, urad, moong and peas has been completed. The total sowing area of sugarcane is 48.52 lakh hectares. Its harvesting has been completed in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Telangana. In Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal up to 98 percent harvesting has been completed. At the same time, it is 84 percent completed in Uttar Pradesh. Harvesting in Uttar Pradesh will last till mid-May. Paddy has been sown in 45.32 lakh hectares. Of this, harvesting has been completed in 18.73 lakh hectares. In oilseed crops rapeseed, mustard harvesting has been completed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam. 99.95 percent in Haryana, 77 percent harvesting has been completed in Punjab. Groundnut has been sown in an area of 7.34 lakh hectares. Out of this, more than 62 percent harvesting has been completed.
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