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759 FARMERS PAID RS 16.55 CRORE MSP WITHIN 24 HOURS: ASHU


72474 MTS PADDY PROCURED IN THE STATE IN TWO DAYS: ASHU

CHANDIGARH, (Gurpreet) : With a procurement of 43,799 MTs paddy on day two of the Kharif Season bythe government agencies, the state government has till now procured 67,263 MTs of paddy in Central Pool this season.

Disclosing this here today, the Food Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that in total 72474 MTs paddy has been already procured out of which 5200 MTs has been procured by private millers. Total of 104119 MTs of paddy has so far arrived in the mandis of Punjab. As many as 759 farmers have already been paid Rs 16.55 Crores for their produce in less than 24 hours of the procurement.

Reiterating the State Government's commitment to ensure a hassle-free procurement experience for farmers, Ashu said that all arrangements are in place to ensure not even a single farmer faces any hurdle during the season.

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