UP procures over 11.32 lakh MT of paddy

Lucknow, Nov 29 : Ensuring timely payments to the farmers against the purchase of their produce, the Uttar Pradesh government has bought around 11.32 lakh metric tonnes of paddy so far in the ongoing Kharif marketing season at minimum support price. The purchase has benefitted more than 1.62 lakh farmers across the state.

In line with the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, arrangements have been made to ensure farmers are not harassed by middlemen. Strict monitoring is also being done to make the process smooth, informed Saurabh Babu, Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies here on Monday.
As per the reports given by the departments, state government agencies and the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has procured more than 24400 MT of Paddy in the last 24-hours. The process of paddy procurement is being conducted smoothly in the state.
At the MSP, the government has procured paddy worth Rs 2200.50 crore from 162569 farmers.
The Chief Minister had given instructions to ensure smooth purchase of the crop and directed the key officers including ADMs, SDMs, Tehsildars to monitor the purchase conducting an on-site inspection of the purchase centres.

A total of 4010 procurement centres had been set up across the state to facilitate direct purchase from farmers against last year’s 3849 centres in 73districts.


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