Centre procures record 56 lakh tonnes wheat from UP ahead of election year

Forward of Point out Assembly polls early up coming year, the Centre has procured a file 56.41 lakh tonnes of wheat from Uttar Pradesh farmers in the course of the latest rabi promoting season, building a file payment of ₹11,141 crore to thirteen lakh farmers in the Point out, said an formal statement on Monday.

This file procurement – which is virtually fifty eight per cent extra than last season’s 35.seventy seven lakh tonnes – arrives at a time a significant amount of farmers in the Point out are up in arms against the Centre as properly as the Yogi Adityanath-led Point out federal government for passing a few controversial farm rules last year. The amount of farmers benefitted from wheat procurement much too doubled from six.sixty four lakh farmers last year.

There was substantial maximize in paddy procurement much too in the Point out in the course of the kharif promoting season 2020-21. It has procured a file 66.84 lakh tonnes of paddy from 10.22 lakh farmers, spending them a sum of ₹12,491.88 crore.

In the just-concluded rabi promoting season, a complete of 433.32 lakh tonnes of wheat was procured. In comparison, the wheat procurement last year was close to 290 lakh tonnes. As several 49 lakh farmers benefitted from this year’s wheat procurement, it said.