Govt agencies procure nearly 2 lakh MT paddy in Haryana, Punjab and UP

Govt agencies procure nearly 2 lakh MT paddy in Haryana, Punjab and UP
The pace of paddy procurement shall pick up in a week’s time, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has said in press note

Paddy procurement for Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21 is progressing smoothly and has commenced so far in three states, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. As on October 01, 2020; 197,136 metric tonnes of cumulative procurement of paddy in KMS 2020-21 has been done from 15,705 farmers in three states with a total minimum support price (MSP) outflow of Rs 372.194 crore. The pace of paddy procurement shall pick up in a week’s time, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India has said in press note.

Cotton season 2020-21 started from October 1, 2020. Cotton Corporation of India has geared up its infrastructure for MSP procurement. MSP purchase started in Haryana on October 1, 2020.

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