Government procures 61.7 mln tn paddy in 2022-23 kharif season

The government had purchased approximately 59.5 million tons of paddy as of the week ending January 14

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, January 23, 2023, 01:32 PM IST
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The government has procured 61.7 mln tn paddy at the minimum support price in the ongoing 2022-23 (Oct-Sep) kharif marketing season as of Thursday, the Department of Food and Public Distribution said in a post on Twitter.

The government had purchased approximately 59.5 million tons of paddy as of the week ending January 14.

According to the statement, the government has so far distributed 1.27 trillion rupees to 7.9 million farmers for the paddy purchases.

The minimum support price for paddy this kharif season has been increased by the government to 2,040 rupees per 100 kg from 1,940 rupees in the previous season.

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