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Over 42 lakh farmers benefitted from ongoing RMS wheat procurement

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
Wheat Crop

Procurement of Wheat in ongoing RMS2021-22 is going on smoothly in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh at MSP. So far, over 398.59 LMT of Wheat has been procured (which is all time high, as it has exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the last year corresponding purchase of 350.06 LMT.  

Over 42 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs. 78,721.15 Crore.

Procurement of paddy in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is also going well with purchase of more than 776.11 LMTs of paddy up to 26 May 2021 against the last year corresponding purchase of 712.71 LMT. As many as 115.43 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 1,46,530.16 Crore.        

The Government through its Nodal Agencies has purchased 6,99,015.49 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seed & Soyabean having MSP value of Rs. 3,658.94 Crores benefitting 4,16,126 farmers in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan under Kharif 2020-21 & Rabi 2021.

Likewise, 5089 MT of copra with MSP value of Rs.52.40 crore has been procured benefitting 3961 farmers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka during 2020-21 crops season. For 2021-22, sanction for purchase of 51000 MT of Copra from Tamil Nadu has been given, against which procurement will begun from the date as decided by the State Government.

Source - PIB

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