The Punjab authorities paid Rs 5,334 crore to over 1.eight lakh farmers underneath the minimal assist worth, or MSP, assure in a single day on Friday, the Aam Aadmi Celebration’s (AAP) Bhagwant Mann authorities stated in a press release right this moment.
One other Rs 1,500 crore has been permitted for cost on this procurement season and can be launched as soon as the banks open tomorrow, Punjab Meals, Civil Provides and Client Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak stated within the assertion.
The minister stated the AAP authorities made the funds owing to the dedication made by Mr Mann to farmers for hassle-free paddy procurement.
Mr Kataruchak stated the state has purchased 144 tonnes of paddy on this season until yesterday.
Thus far, a complete of Rs 25,425 crore has been credited into the financial institution accounts of 6.5 lakh farmers underneath the MSP scheme until Friday, the minister stated.
“The state authorities will buy each single grain produced with the sweat and toil of farmers,” Mr Kataruchak stated.
Rahul Bhandari, the Principal Secretary of Meals and Civil Provides, stated MSP funds have been made seamlessly.
Mr Bhandari stated nearly all paddy has been procured and transported from the Majha belt, and many of the crop arrivals are actually concentrated within the Malwa belt.
Greater than 98 per cent of paddy procured 72 hours in the past has been transported, in line with studies from the districts, the officer stated.
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