Government has procured 695.67 lakh tonnes of paddy to date within the ongoing 2021-22 advertising 12 months at minimal assist worth (MSP) from over 94 lakh farmers throughout the nation.
Official sources stated that of the overall procurement undertaken to date (until February 20, 2022), most 186.85 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured from Punjab, adopted by 92.01 lakh tonnes from Chhattisgarh, 70.22 lakh tonnes from Telangana, 55.30 lakh tonnes from Haryana and 64 lakh tonnes from Uttar Pradesh until February 20 of the continuing advertising 12 months.
The paddy advertising season usually begins from October and runs by September.
During the 2020-21 advertising season, the federal government procured 895.83 lakh tonnes of paddy at an MSP worth of Rs 1,69,133.26 crore, meals ministry stated in a press release.
The authorities undertakes procurement operations by state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) in addition to state companies.