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Farmers continue to protest, find out how much paddy the government has bought so far in the MSP

The government has said that so far in the current kharif marketing season, paddy procurement has increased by 25 per cent to 46.9.92 lakh tonnes, valued at Rs 92,121 crore, amid a MSP guarantee for farmers protesting the new agriculture law and the repeal of three laws. The Kharif Marketing Session (KMS) begins in October.

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So far 622.26 lakh farmers have benefited

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies procured 477.92 lakh tonnes of paddy as on December 31, up from 390.56 lakh tonnes in the same period last year, an official statement said. The statement said, “About .22.28 lakh farmers have benefited from the ongoing Kharif Marketing Session (KMS) procurement campaign with about Rs 92,120.6 crore in MSP.”

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15,69,, 7004 farmers have benefited by buying cotton bells

Out of total procurement of 477.92 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Punjab alone contributed 202.77 lakh tonnes, accounting for 41.55% of the total procurement. The government buys wheat and paddy from farmers at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) to meet the demand under the Food Act and other welfare schemes. The statement further said that 755,03,914 cotton cannabis worth Rs 21,999.94 crore has been procured till December 31, 2020, benefiting 14,149,704 farmers.

Farmers’ protests continue

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping on the Delhi border for more than a month, demanding the repeal of three recently marketed marketing laws. Done. Six-point talks have been held between the government and about 40 farmers’ unions, but no final solution has been reached.

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