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Wheat procurement going on smoothly, Punjab, Haryana Farmers received payments through DBT

WebdeskMay 14, 2021, 11:02 AM IST

Wheat procurement going on smoothly, Punjab, Haryana Farmers received payments through DBT

During Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22, Mission One Nation, One MSP, One DBT has been given a firm shape as for the first time, farmers of Punjab and Haryana have started receiving payments directly into their bank accounts against sale of their Wheat crop. Now DBT has been implemented across the country. Wheat procurement is going on smoothly in the procuring States and UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and other States with purchase of 354 Lakh Metric Tonnes upto 12th of this month against nearly 269 Lakh Metric Tonnes during corresponding period of last year. Upto 12th of this month, over 56 thousand 59 crore rupees has been directly transferred to farmers' account in the country, out of which 23 thousand 402 crore rupees, which is 91 per cent of due payment, have been released to the farmers of Punjab. This season Punjab and Haryana has surpassed last year’s procurement figure as well as current target or estimate and also achieved all time high record procurement. Over 36 Lakh Wheat farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season procurement Operations with MSP value of over 69 thousand 912 crore rupees. (AIR)

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