Paddy procurement for Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 progresses smoothly in procuring States

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Union Government has said that paddy procurement for Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 is going on smoothly in the procuring States. So far, over 32 lakh 12 thousand Metric Tonnes of paddy have been procured from over 2.83 lakh farmers with MSP outflow of around Rs 6,065 crore.

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in a statement said that based on the proposal from the States, approval accorded for procurement of 30.70 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Pulse and Oilseeds for Kharif Marketing Season-2020 for Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. 

It said, sanction for procurement of 1.23 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Copra for Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also given.

 

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