The government has obtained 184.58 lakh metric tons (LMT) of wheat during the 2022-23 Rabi market season from states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs, 184.58 LMT of wheat was obtained until May 29, which benefited about 18 lakh farmers with a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 37,192 crore.
Similarly, paddy purchasing under the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22 has been made at a cost of 810.05 LMT.
This includes the Kharif crop of 754.69 LMT and the Rabi crop of 55.37 LMT, the statement said.
More than 117.05 lakh farmers have benefited from paddy sourcing with an MSP value of Rs.1.58,770.64 crore.
Paddy has been obtained from states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha among others.