Haryana is number one in paddy procurement till now, Punjab lags behind

चार दिन में खरीदा गया 4.56 लाख टन धान, प्रदेश में बनाए गए 200 खरीद केंद्र

Paddy procurement started in Haryana.

Paddy procurement has started in many states. But maximum purchase is being done in Haryana. Farmers are coming here to sell early paddy. According to the report given by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) till 7 October, a total of 8.53 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been purchased. In which Haryana has the highest share of 4.86 lakh metric tonnes. He has left Punjab behind.

Punjab is at number two where 3.66 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been purchased. However, the maximum paddy procurement in the country was done here last year. Whereas in Chandigarh 0.01 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured.

how much was paid

On the other hand, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has told that till October 5, Rs 563.60 crore has been paid as Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy. So far, 1,07,010 farmers have benefited from the MSP of paddy. Out of this, 75,004 farmers are from Haryana alone.

How much was purchased in Haryana till October 20

An official of the Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department of the state said that till October 10, 10,71,458 metric tonnes of paddy have been procured. The work of lifting the procured paddy from the grain markets has started. So far 3,87,622 tonnes of paddy has been lifted. Around 19000 exit gate passes have been deducted. Paddy is being bought here from October 3 at 200 centers.

In the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, the Haryana government had procured only 56.55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. Whereas 64.29 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased in KMS 2019-20. Similarly, in 2017-18, 59.58 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased at MSP.

How many rice mills got the job

A total of 1036 rice mills have been registered in all the districts of the state for milling this year. Similarly, transport contractors have been appointed for paddy lifting. The duty of IAS officers has been imposed by the state government to oversee the paddy procurement process in the mandis.

In which district the maximum purchase took place?

The major paddy producing districts of the state are Ambala 1,36,645 tonnes, Kaithal 1,66,410 tonnes, Karnal 2,50,678 tonnes, Kurukshetra 3,09,246 tonnes and Yamunanagar 1,41,929 tonnes.

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