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Jan 13, 2021
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Nearly 72.46 lakh farmers benefitted from ongoing Kharif Marketing Season procurement Operations

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The government has said that nearly 72.46 lakh  farmers have been benefitted so far from the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season- KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of over one lakh 2 thousand crore rupees.
 
Ministry of Agriculture in a statement said that Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka and West Bengal. It said, so far over 541 Lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy have been procured which is an increase of 26.07 per cent against the last year corresponding purchase of 429.20 Lakh Metric Tonnes.

The Ministry said, out of the total purchase of over 541 Lakh Metric Tonnes,  Punjab alone has contributed 202.77 Lakh Metric Tonnes which is 37.47 per cent  of total procurement.
 
The Ministry said,  based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 51.66 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme.

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