The Government has said that more than 67 lakh 89 thousand paddy farmers have been benefited from current Kharif Marketing Season Procurement Operations with Minimum Support Price (MSP) value of over 98 thousand crore rupees.
The Agriculture Ministry said, government continues to procure Kharif crops at its Minimum Support Price from farmers as per its existing MSP schemes. Around 521 lakh tonnes of paddy have been procured from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka and West Bengal.
The Government through its nodal agencies has also procured over two lakh 78 thousand tonnes of Moong, Urad, Groundnut Pods and Soyabean benefitting more than one lakh 48 thousand farmers.
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