MSP amount worth 57 crore helping bring change in lives of over 18 lakh farmers

New Delhi: The government said that 18.17 lakh farmers have benefited from the Minimum Support Price (MSP) price of Rs 57,032.03 crore from paddy procurement in Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22. The government also said that paddy procurement at MSP from farmers is going on smoothly, as was done in previous years.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, 290.98 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) of paddy has been procured in the states/UTs of Chandigarh, Gujarat till November 30 in KMS 2021-22. , Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

In the ongoing KMS season, maximum procurement has been done from Punjab (186 LMT), followed by Haryana (55 LMT) and Uttar Pradesh (12 LMT). The ministry said that procurement in other states is also gaining momentum.

In KMS 2020-21, at least 1.31 farmers were benefitted with an MSP price of Rs 1,68,823.23 crore (till November 2021) and 894 LMT was procured, the release said.

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