Paddy worth Rs 10 cr procured in 48 hours: Centre - ECAS Punjab

Paddy worth Rs 10 cr procured in 48 hours: Centre

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New Delhi, September 28

Amid intensifying farmers' agitation, the Centre, which today allowed all states to commence rice/paddy procurement operations in the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS), said 5,637 MT of paddy worth Rs 10.53 crore at MSP of Rs 1,868 per quintal has been procured from 390 farmers of Haryana and Punjab, where purchase started on September 26.

The state governments have been asked to ensure wide publicity of uniform specifications among farmers to ensure they get due price for their produce and any rejection of the stocks is completely avoided. The Food Corporation of India and state procurement agencies have also been directed to "ensure hassle-free procurement and minimum support price (MSP) payments to farmers," according to the statement.

The cotton procurement for 2020-21 will commence from October 1.— TNS



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