Over 40 lakh farmers benefited during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season with MSP

Government has said that about 40 lakh 53 thousand paddy farmers have benefited during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season with Minimum Support Price (MSP) value of more than 70 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. It said, the procurement is continuing smoothly in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar. Out of the total purchase of 372 lakh tonnes, more than 202 lakh tonnes has been purchased from Punjab, which is around 54.45 per cent of total procurement in the country.

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