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34.57 lakh farmers have benefited from rabi marketing season MSP is valued at Rs 67,499 Cr

The Government has said that procurement of Wheat in ongoing Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States and Union Territories.

The States and UTs include Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in a statement said that till now a quantity of over 341.77 lakh Metric Tonnes of Wheat has been procured against the last year corresponding purchase of 252.51 lakh Metric Tonnes.

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The Ministry said, nearly 34.57 lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season procurement operations with MSP value of over Rs 67,499 crore.

The Ministry also said that Paddy procurement in the ongoing Kharif Season 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States. It added, so far, over 733 lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy against the last year corresponding purchase of over 681 lakh Metric Tonnes.

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