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UP breaks previous wheat procurement record; 53.80 lakh MT wheat purchased so far

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The last date of procurement was initially set as June 15.The final date of procurement was initially set as June 15.

India’s largest wheat producing state, Uttar Pradesh, has surpassed its earlier report in wheat buying this 12 months. As of Tuesday, the state has bought 53.80 lakh metric tonne (MT) of wheat within the ongoing 2021-22 Rabi advertising 12 months, which is about 15% of the whole 360 lakh MT estimated wheat manufacturing within the state.

UP’s earlier report wheat buy was 52.92 lakh MT in 2018-19. Final 12 months, round 31.03 lakh MT wheat was procured from the farmers in the identical interval (until June 14, 2020), whereas whole procurement stood at 35.76 lakh MT.

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“Despite the powerful scenario arising from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re buying virtually 1 lakh MT of wheat day by day. On June 14, round 1.14 lakh MT was procured from the farmers,” Meals and Provide Commissioner Manish Chauhan stated.

He stated UP has thus far bought wheat value `10,626.91 crore from 12,16,821 farmers. “For the primary time, the farmers have acquired direct advantages towards the sale of their wheat crops with none delay and cuts underneath ‘One Nation, One MSP, One DBT’. The fee is being immediately transferred into the financial institution accounts of farmers inside 72 hours of buy,” Chauhan stated.

Chauhan stated a rise within the variety of buy centres, excessive MSP and transparency in procurement have contributed to the all-time excessive buy. In addition to, this 12 months the chief minister has assured farmers that the federal government has not fastened any goal for wheat procurement, and the method will proceed until the farmers need to promote their produce.

The final date of procurement was initially set as June 15.

The state authorities has additionally launched digital level of buy machines to eradicate middlemen and guarantee transparency within the buy of wheat.

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