Government has said that over 356 lakh tonnes of Paddy have been procured during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season. Agriculture Ministry said, government continues to procure Kharif crops at its Minimum Support Price from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes.
It said, the Paddy procurement is continuing smoothly in the procuring States and Union Territories of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar.
Out of the total purchase, Punjab alone has contributed over 202 lakh tonnes which is around 57 per cent of total procurement. The Ministry said, about 37 lakh 38 thousand farmers have already been benefited from the ongoing procurement Operations with MSP value of more than 67 thousand 248 Crore rupees.

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