Punjab farmers have availed direct revenue change facility all through ongoing Rabi procurement season
The Centre has acknowledged that spherical Rs 17,495 crore have been transferred straight into Punjab farmers’ accounts in the middle of the continued Rabi promoting and advertising season in opposition to procurement of crops made till April 30, 2021.
In addition to this, spherical Rs 9,268.24 crore in Haryana have been transferred straight into farmers’ account in opposition to the procurement executed till April 30, 2021, official sources acknowledged.
A press launch issued by the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs acknowledged that procurement for the current Rabi promoting and advertising season (2021-22) is being executed as per the current minimal assist price (MSP) and spherical 28.8 lakh wheat farmers have already benefitted from procurement.
This is for the first time that the farmers of Punjab have started receiving funds straight into their monetary establishment accounts in opposition to sale of their wheat crop, the ministry acknowledged.
The assertion has come amid the persevering with farmers agitation, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, who’ve been trying to find repeal of controversial farm authorized pointers which have been handed in Parliament closing 12 months. They have been alleging that the Government needs to place off MSP.
Wheat procurement is occurring at brisk tempo in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and completely different states with purchase worth of over 292.52 LMT till May 2, 2021. This, the Government acknowledged, is an increase of roughly 70 per cent in opposition to closing 12 months’s corresponding purchase of 171.53 LMT.