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Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said that out of 203 Lakh Metric Tonnes of foodgrains allocated for five months from July to November under extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana-PMGKAY, 1 Lakh 39 thousand Metric Tonnes food grains have been lifted by the states. 

In a tweet, Mr Paswan said, since 1st of this month, over 11 Lakh Metric tonnes of food grains have been loaded and despatched to the states through 396 rail racks so far. He also informed that from 25th March to 30th of June, Food Corporation of India has transported approximately 140 Lakh Metric Tonnes food grains through 4,999 rail racks.
 
Mr Paswan also said, that procurement of wheat and paddy from farmers under procurement targets for the Rabi season 2020-21 is continuing. He said, FCI has procured 389.45 Lakh Metric Tonnes wheat till 11th of this month. He said, with the purchase of 128.86 Lakh Metric Tonnes paddy in the Rabi season, a total of 750.17 Lakh Metric Tonnes paddy have been procured so far in the 2019-20 season.




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