Paddy procurement for 2020-21 has commenced across the procuring States. As on October 3, cumulative procurement of paddy in Kharif season 2020-21 is 5,73,339 tonnes. The total number of farmers benefited is 41,084 and total MSP outflow so far is approximately Rs 1,082.4 crore.
The procurement of seed cotton (Kapas) during Kharif marketing season 2020-21 has started on October 1. As on October 3, Cotton Corporation of India has procured a cumulative quantity of 147 bales under MSP for a value of Rs.40.80 lakh benefitting 29 farmers, according to an official statement.