13.54 % More Paddy Procured on MSP in Comparison to Corresponding Period

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In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons.

Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tripura with purchase of over 688.02 LMTs of paddy up to 24.03.2021.This is an increase of 13.54 % against the last year corresponding purchase of 605.94 LMT. Out of the total purchase of 688.02 LMT, Punjab alone has contributed 202.82 LMT which is 29.47% of total procurement.