Over 84 lakh paddy farmers benefited from Kharif Marketing Season Procurement Operations: Govt

Government has said that more than 84 lakh paddy farmers have been benefited from current Kharif Marketing Season Procurement Operations with Minimum Support Price, MSP value of over one lakh ten thousand crore rupees.

Agriculture Ministry said the government continues to procure Kharif crops at its Minimum Support Price from farmers as per its existing schemes.

Around 587 lakh tonnes of paddy have been procured from various states. This is an increase of 20.28 per cent against the last year corresponding purchase of 488 lakh tonnes.

Government through its nodal agencies has also procured over three lakh tonnes of Moong, Urad, Groundnut Pods and Soybean benefitting around one lakh 62 thousand farmers.