Chhattisgarh: More Than 10,000 MT Paddy Procured on Day 1 of Procurement
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh began procuring paddy under MSP for the Kharif Marketing season 2022-23 on November 1st. As per information by officials in the know, at least 10,257 MT of paddy was purchased at 775 centers on Day 1. At least 5,341 tokens were issued including those registered through Tunhar Haath App on the first day.
The official added that as many as 3,951 farmers had on Day 1 visited the centers with their produce to sell to the state govt. The paddy procurement process which began earlier than the previous year will continue until January 31, 2023.
The state govt this year aims to procure around 110 LMT of paddy for the Kharif Marketing season 2022-23. 2,947 procurement centers have been set up and 25.93 Lakh farmers have registered to participate in the procurement program this year as per stats given by the Agriculture Dept.
In the Kharif Marketing season 2021-22, the state govt had procured 97.98 LMT of paddy and a support price of Rs 19,038.04 crore was paid to the 21,77,000 farmers who sold their produce.