Farmers planted Kharif crops on 10 lakh acres extra in comparison to the former document of one,085 lakh hectares and the determine is ready 28 lakh hectare greater than the standard sowing of one,067 hectares, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal mentioned on Wednesday.

Addressing a press convention right here, Agarwal mentioned there was a document sowing space in Kharif 2020.

“Pulses has been sown in an additional 7 lakh hectares, oilseeds in an additional 18 lakh hectares and rice in four lakh hectares,” he mentioned.

Agrawal mentioned that the federal government broadcasts Minimum Support Price (MPS) for the Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of agricultural plants like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, and industrial plants once a year at the start of the sowing season at the foundation of the suggestions of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP). Based on the advice of the Swaminathan Committee document, the Government introduced MSP to verify a minimal 1.five occasions price of manufacturing since the Kharif 2018-19 season. Under the Price Support Policy, the Government is dedicated to offering assurance of remunerative costs to farmers in case of fall out there worth in their produce.

DV Prasad, CMD, Food Corporation of India, mentioned that the procurement of paddy from farmers around the nation has registered a build-up of five according to cent in present KMS (Kharif advertising and marketing season) until now as in comparison to the corresponding length remaining yr. Maximum procurement has taken place in Punjab the place 7,82,685 MT paddy has already been procured from the farmers via APMC machine as towards 24,452 MT procured remaining yr.

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