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70 per cent more wheat procured compared the corresponding period last year: Centre

Vibha Sharma
Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, Could 3

The federal government on Monday stated that roughly 70 per cent extra wheat has been procured for the central pool within the present Rabi Advertising Season as in comparison with the corresponding interval of final yr.

“Wheat procurement is occurring a brisk tempo in procuring States/UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Over 292.52 LMT has been procured as much as Could 2. This is a rise of roughly 70 % towards the final yr corresponding buy of 171.53 LMT,” the Ministry of Shopper Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution.

About 28.80 lakh wheat farmers have already been benefited within the ongoing RMS 2021-22, it added.

“The Authorities is constant to obtain Rabi crops at MSP from farmers as per current Value Assist Scheme. About Rs 17,495 crore has already been transferred instantly into accounts of farmers of Punjab,” officers stated.

They added that of the full buy of 292.52 LMT wheat, main contributors have been Punjab- 114.76 LMT (39.23%), Haryana- 80.55 LMT (27.53%) and Madhya Pradesh -73.76 LMT (25.21%). About Rs 17,495 crore in Punjab and Rs 9268.24 crore in Haryana has been transferred instantly into farmers’ accounts comparable to procurement as much as April 30.

That is for the primary time that farmers of Punjab and Haryana are receiving funds instantly into their financial institution accounts towards the sale of their wheat. Punjab and Haryana have been the epicentre of the farmers protest towards the three farm legal guidelines

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