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Govt procures over 20.9 mn tonnes of paddy this Kharif marketing season

Food Ministry said 209.52 lakh tonne of paddy has been purchased till November 8

food crops | Kharif crops | Paddy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Labourers carry sacks of rice after unloading them from trucks at Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown during a nationwide lockdown. Photo: PTI
Food Corporation of India (FCI) is the government's nodal agency for the procurement and distribution of foodgrains

The government on Tuesday said it has procured 209.52 lakh tonne of so far in the current Kharif marketing season for over Rs 41,066.80 crore.

The Kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22 runs from October to September.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) is the government's nodal agency for the procurement and distribution of foodgrains.

In a statement, the Food Ministry said 209.52 lakh tonne of has been purchased till November 8 of the ongoing Kharif marketing season.

has been procured from Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, it said.

"As a result of which, about 11.57 lakh farmers have been benefited with an MSP value of Rs 41,066.80 crore," it added.

The paddy procurement is progressing smoothly this year, as was done in previous years.

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First Published: Tue, November 09 2021. 23:06 IST