The authorities has procured 34,917 tonnes of wheat at minimal help value (MSP) for Rs 70.36 crore in the Rabi marketing season so far, an official assertion stated on Monday.
The rabi marketing season runs from April to March. Bulk of wheat is being procured between April and June.
“Procurement of wheat has not too long ago commenced in Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23 in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh,” the assertion stated.
A amount of 34,917 tonnes of wheat has been procured until April 3, benefitting 3,510 farmers with MSP worth of Rs 70.36 crore, it added.
Paddy procurement is progressing easily in Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22 at MSP from farmers. The kharif marketing season runs from October to September.
“A amount of 750.29 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in KMS 2021-22 upto April 3 in procuring States/UTs,” the assertion stated.
Till now, about 108.01 lakh farmers have been benefitted with MSP worth of Rs 1,47,055.95 crore, it added.
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