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Govt Buys Over 1 Lakh Tonnes of Kharif Paddy at MSP from Punjab, Haryana in 5 Days

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Farmers of Punjab and Haryana and several other different states are protesting in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines, which they really feel will result in procurement within the arms of corporates and the top of MSP regime.

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  • Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 9:34 PM IST

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The Centre on Thursday stated it has procured 1,04,417 tonnes of paddy value Rs 197 crore prior to now 5 days at minimal assist worth (MSP) from Punjab and Haryana. With the discharge of procurement information every day, the federal government presumably goals to ship a message to farmers protesting in opposition to new farm legal guidelines that it has no intention of scrapping procurement at MSP.

Farmers of Punjab and Haryana and several other different states are protesting in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines, which they really feel will result in procurement within the arms of corporates and the top of MSP regime. In an announcement, the Union Agriculture Ministry stated about 91,005 tonnes of paddy from Punjab and 13,412 tonnes from Haryana has been procured at MSP of Rs 1,888 per quintal prior to now 5 days until September 30.






A complete of 1,04,417 tonnes of paddy at Rs 197 crore beneath MSP has been procured from 8,059 farmers of Haryana and Punjab in the course of the interval, it added. Paddy procurement commenced from September 26 in Punjab and Haryana, whereas within the remaining states it commenced on September 28.

For the present yr, the federal government has fastened the MSP of paddy (frequent grade) at Rs 1,868 per quintal, whereas that of A-grade selection at Rs 1,888 per quintal. Besides, beneath the Price Support Scheme (PSS), the federal government, by its nodal companies, has procured 46.35 tonnes of moong at Rs 33 lakh MSP worth thus far, benefiting 48 farmers in Tamil Nadu.

Similarly, 5,089 tonnes of copra (the perennial crop) having MSP worth of Rs 52.40 crore has been procured, benefiting 3,961 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu prior to now three days. The ministry stated it has given nod for procurement of 14.09 lakh tonnes of kharif pulses and oilseeds from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Haryana.

For different states and union territories, approval will probably be accorded on receipt of proposal. Cotton procurement for the 2020-21 season will begin from October 1.


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