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Over 18 Lakh Farmers Benefited With MSP value of Rs. 57,032.03 Cr In KMS 2021-22: Centre

A quantity of 290.98 LMT of Paddy has been procured in KMS 2021-22 up to November 30, in the procuring States/UTs of Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, etc.

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The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, on Thursday said that about 18.17 Lac farmers have been benefited with a minimum support price (MSP) value of Rs. 57,032.03 crore in Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22. 

The Ministry said that a quantity of 290.98 LMT of Paddy has been procured in KMS 2021-22 upto November 30, in the procuring States/UTs of Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

"So far, the maximum procurement in the ongoing KMS season is done from Punjab (18685532 MT) followed by Haryana (5530596 MT) and Uttar Pradesh (1242593 MT). The procurement in other states is also gaining momentum," the ministry said in a statement. 


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