Union Government today said that about 46 lakh farmers have been benefitted from the ongoing wheat procurement during current Rabi Marketing Season. The Consumer Affairs Ministry said, a quantity of over 418 lakh tonnes of Wheat has been procured against the last year corresponding purchase of 373 lakh tonnes. It said, 12.22 per cent more wheat has been procured in comparison to corresponding period last year. The Ministry said, procurement of wheat is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
The Ministry said, paddy procurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring states with purchase of over 816 lakh tonnes of paddy against the last year corresponding purchase of 736 lakh tonnes. About one crore 20 lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing procurement Operations with MSP value of over Rs 1,54,000 crore.