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Wheat, paddy procurement at all-time high: Government.
Jul 27, 2021

Around 433.32 LMT wheat procured in the current marketing season RMS 2021-22 so far, against the last year corresponding purchase of 387.66L MT -11.77 % more in comparison to last year’s corresponding period. This is an all time high, said the Ministry of Consumer Affairs,Food & Public Distribution.
About 49.14 Lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs 85,581.35 crore, the ministry said in a statement.
In addition, 869.76LMTs of paddy was procured on MSP for ongoing KMS 2020-21 and RMS benefitting 128.37 Lakh farmers. This is 14.55 % more paddy procured in comparison to last year’s corresponding period. Government agencies have also procured total 10,49,575.80 MT of Pulses and Oilseeds on MSP.

The Economic Times