11 January, 2022 – New Delhi : The highest procurement of paddy in Kharif Marketing Season (2021-22) from farmers has been in Punjab in the country with 1,86,,85,532 MT.
Over 532.86 LMT of paddy has been procured in KMS 2021-22 upto January 9, 2022 in the procuring states.
Till now about 64.07 Lakh farmers have been benefitted with MSP value of Rs. 1,04,441.45 crore.
Besides Punjab, the other states/UTs include Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
Releasing the data of paddy procurement , Union Consumers Affairs and Food and Distribution Ministry said that till January 9,2022 about 64.07 Lakh farmers have been benefited with MSP value of Rs. 1,04,441.45 crore.
Bullets point of the Survey:
State-wise Paddy Procurement in KMS 2021-22 (upto 09.01.2022)/As on 10.01.2022 (in MT)
Haryana: 5530596 (worth Rs 10839.97 Crore)
Benefits: 310083 farmers.
Punjab; procured worth Rs 36623.64 Crore.
Benefits 924299 farmers.
J&K: Procured-40520 MT, worth Rs 79.42
Benefits: 8724 farmers.
Himachal Pradesh: Procured 27628(MT) worth Rs 54.15 crore.
Benefits: 5851 farmers.
Chandigarh: Procured 27286 MT worth Rs 53.48 crore.
Benefits: 1781 farmers.
Courtesy : The Tribune