The center has purchased 136.93 lakh tons of wheat at the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 27,592 crore until April 24 of the 2022-23 rabi season.
In the 2022-23 Rabi marketing season that started this month, 136.93 lakh tons of wheat have been purchased from 11 states until April 24, an official statement said on Monday.
“Till April 24, an amount of 136.93 lakh tons of wheat has been purchased, benefiting more than 11.99 lakh farmers with an MSP value of Rs 27,592.10 crore,” it added.
The comparative figure of wheat purchasing was not mentioned in the statement.
Wheat procurement under the central pool is progressing in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Gujarat, Bihar and Rajasthan.
Paddy purchasing under the central pool is smooth in Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22, in various procuring states/UTs. The kharif marketing season runs from October to September.
Until April 24, a quantity of 757.27 lakh tons of paddy rice (including Kharif Crop 751.39 LMT and Rabi Crop 5.87 LMT) has been procured, benefiting 109.33 lakh farmers with an MSP value of Rs. .1,48,424.78 crore,” the statement said. †
Food Corporation of India (FCI) is the government’s hub for the procurement and distribution of food grains.