Paddy procurement continues in Haryana.
Paddy procurement is going on these days in many states including Punjab and Haryana. The farmers who grow paddy are selling their crops by taking them to the market. Officials of the Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that from October 3 to 13, a total of 18,19,312 tonnes of paddy have been procured in the state in ten days. The same farmers are able to sell paddy who have registered themselves on Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal.
In which district how much was purchased
The main districts of procurement of paddy in the state are Ambala 2,23,134 tonnes, Kaithal 2,95,354 tonnes, Karnal 4,11,999 tonnes, Kurukshetra 5,09,298 tonnes and Yamunanagar 2,18,721 tonnes. Payment of paddy crop is also being made to the farmers immediately by all the procurement institutions.
how much was paid
So far, the Food Department has paid Rs 356.44, Hafd 310.31 and Haryana Warehousing Corporation Rs 106.66 crore. So far, a total of Rs 773.44 crore has been given to the farmers in their bank account in lieu of Minimum Support Price (MSP).
Started lifting of purchased paddy from the mandis
The lifting of the purchased paddy from the mandis has also started. Transport contractors have been appointed for this. The duty of IAS officers has been imposed by the state government to oversee the paddy procurement process in the mandis. A total of 1036 rice mills have been registered for milling in all the districts of the state.
How much was bought last year
In the Kharif marketing season 2020-21, the Haryana government had bought 56.55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. Whereas in 2019-20, 64.29 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased. That is, in a year there was a record shortfall of 7.74 lakh metric tonnes in the purchase of paddy. This time the hope is to break the previous record. However, now in view of the water crisis, the government is discouraging the cultivation of non-basmati paddy here. An incentive amount of Rs 7000 per acre is being given to the farmers leaving paddy cultivation.
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