11 mt paddy purchase is Chattisgarh govt's target for this kharif season

The state-run Chhattisgarh Marketing Federation (MarkFed) is the nodal agency for procurement. The volume of paddy has increased by over 12 per cent from last year's 9.79 million tonnes.

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(Photo: Bloomberg)

R Krishna Das Raipur
The Chhattisgarh government, which has set a target to purchase 11 million tonnes of paddy in the current kharif marketing season, will begin procurement at the minimum support price (MSP) from its foundation day on November 1.

Chhattisgarh, which is paying Rs 2,500 per quintal to farmers, is the highest contributor of rice to the central pool after Punjab and Telangana.

The difference of the amount with that fixed by the Centre is paid as bonus under the Bhupesh Baghel government’s flagship scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. It was introduced in 2019 to provide financial assistance to paddy-growing farmers.

Recently, the government transferred Rs 1,745 crore to the accounts of 2.4 million farmers. Since the scheme’s

First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 11:28 PM IST

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