During the current Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, a record quantity of 56.41 Lakh Metric Tonnes wheat was procured from 12.98 lakh farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Uttar Pradesh.
This procurement of wheat is the highest ever in the history of the State. A total of Rs 11,141 crores has been paid to the farmers as MSP. There is an increase of 58 per cent from RMS 2020-21, during which 35.77 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) wheat was procured from 6.64 lakh farmers.
Procurement in Uttar Pradesh had shown a record Paddy during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21 itself. A record procurement of 66.84 Lakh Metric Tonnes paddy was done from 10.22 lakh farmers of Uttar Pradesh during KMS 2020-21.
This procurement of Paddy is also the highest ever in the history of the State. A total of Rs 12,491 Crores has been paid to the farmers of Uttar Pradesh as MSP.
It may be noted that current Marketing Season RMS 2021-22 has concluded in most of the wheat procuring States, and up to 8 July 2021, a quantity of 433.32 LMT of wheat has been procured, which is an all-time high, as it has exceeded previous high 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21.
“About 49.16 Lakh farmers have already benefited from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with an MSP value of Rs. 85,581 Crore,” the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said.