Uttar Pradesh : Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Piyush Goyal on Monday,12th of July, said that in the history of the state Uttar Pradesh has recorded the highest ever procurement of wheat from 12.98 lakh farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP). A total of Rs 11,141.28 crores has been paid to the farmers said in the statement.
“During the current Rabi marketing season (RMS 2021-22), a record quantity of 56.41 LMT wheat was procured, which is an increase of 58 per cent from RMS 2020-21 during which 35.77 LMT wheat was procured from 6.64 lakh farmers.
Procurement in Uttar Pradesh had shown a record of Paddy during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 itself. Procurement of 66.84 LMT paddy was done from 10.22 lakh farmers of Uttar Pradesh during KMS 2020-21. This is the highest ever procurement of Paddy in the history of the State. A total of Rs 12491.88 crore has been paid to the farmers of Uttar Pradesh as MSP.
The current Marketing Season RMS 2021-22 has concluded in most of the wheat procuring states and up to July 8, 2021, a total of 433.32 LMT of wheat has been procured (which is an all-time high, as it has exceeded the previous high of 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21) against the last year corresponding purchase of 387.50 LMT. About 49.16 Lakh farmers have already been benefited from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with an MSP value of Rs 85,581.02 crore.
Paddy procurement in the ongoing season Kharif 2020-21 is also continuing smoothly in the procuring states with a purchase of 866.05 LMTs of paddy (includes Kharif crop 707.59 LMT and Rabi crop 158.46 LMT) up to July 8, 2021, against last year corresponding purchase of 756.80 LMT.
About 127.72 lakh farmers have already been benefited from the ongoing KMS procurement operations with an MSP value of Rs 1,63,510.77 crore. Paddy procurement has also reached an all-time high level, surpassing the previous high of 773.45 LMT in KMS 2019-20.