Wheat and Paddy Procurement: 12.70 percent more wheat has been procured than last year’s procurement, while paddy procurement has also reached an all-time high.
Procurement continues at Minimum Support Price.
The central government has set a new record in the purchase of wheat and paddy at MSP i.e. minimum support price. Wheat and paddy worth about Rs 2,31,306 crore have been purchased from more than 1.62 crore farmers. Wheat has been procured by 12.70 per cent more than last year’s procurement, while paddy procurement has also reached an all-time high and surpassed the previous high of 773.45 lakh metric tonnes in Kharif marketing season 2019-20. is.
Procurement of wheat at MSP for the current Rabi marketing season RMS 2021-22 is going on smoothly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, as in the previous seasons. has been. Till June 1, 409.80 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured.
This is the highest ever level of procurement, as it has crossed the previous high of 389.92 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procurement of RMS 2020-21. In the same period last year, 363.61 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured. About 44.12 lakh farmers have been benefited from the procurement operations at MSP prices in the current Rabi marketing season and a payment of Rs.80,936.19 crore has been made to them.
Record made in the sale of paddy too
In the current Kharif 2020-21, the procurement of paddy is going on smoothly in its selling states. Till June 1, more than 796.46 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured. This includes 706.69 lakh metric tonnes of Kharif crop and 89.77 lakh metric tonnes of Rabi crop. Whereas in the same period last year 726.85 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured.
In the current Kharif marketing season, about 118.16 lakh farmers have already been benefitted by the procurement work by paying Rs 1,50,370.25 crore on MSP price. Paddy procurement has also reached an all-time high and has crossed the previous high of 773.45 lakh metric tonnes of Kharif marketing season 2019-20.
purchase of pulses and oilseeds
Prices for Summer Session 2021 in addition to Kharif Marketing Session 2020-21 and Rabi Marketing Session 2021 based on proposals received from States like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh Approval was also given for procurement of 107.81 lakh metric tonnes of pulses and oilseeds under the Support Scheme (PSS).
4.32 lakh farmers got Rs 3,818 crore
Under Kharif 2020-21 and Rabi 2021, till June 1, 7,29,854.74 metric tonnes of moong, urad, tur, gram, masoor, groundnut beans, mustard seeds and soybean will be procured by the government through its nodal agencies at MSP prices. Has been. 4,32,323 farmers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana and Rajasthan have received an income of Rs 3,818.78 crore from this purchase.
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