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More than 45 Lakh Paddy Farmers benefit from current Kharif

The government has said that 45 lakh 92 thousand paddy farmers have benefitted from the current Kharif Marketing Season Procurement Operations with MSP value of over 75 thousand 263 crore rupees

The government has said that 45 lakh 92 thousand paddy farmers have benefitted from the current Kharif Marketing Season Procurement Operations with MSP value of over 75 thousand 263 crore rupees. The Agriculture Ministry said that over 398 lakh tonnes of paddy have been procured from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pardesh, Maharashtra and Bihar. Punjab alone has contributed more than 202 lakh tonnes which is 50.86 per cent of total procurement.

The Ministry said that approval was accorded for procurement of over 48 lakh tonnes of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020 for Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh under Price Support Scheme.

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