India’s largest wheat producing state, Uttar Pradesh, has surpassed its earlier report in wheat buying this 12 months. As of Tuesday, the state has bought 53.80 lakh metric tonne (MT) of wheat within the ongoing 2021-22 Rabi advertising and marketing 12 months, which is about 15% of the entire 360 lakh MT estimated wheat manufacturing within the state.
UP’s earlier report wheat buy was 52.92 lakh MT in 2018-19. Final 12 months, round 31.03 lakh MT wheat was procured from the farmers in the identical interval (until June 14, 2020), whereas whole procurement stood at 35.76 lakh MT.
“Regardless of the powerful state of affairs arising from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re buying virtually 1 lakh MT of wheat daily. On June 14, round 1.14 lakh MT was procured from the farmers,” Meals and Provide Commissioner Manish Chauhan stated.
He stated UP has to date bought wheat value `10,626.91 crore from 12,16,821 farmers. “For the primary time, the farmers have obtained direct advantages in opposition to the sale of their wheat crops with none delay and cuts below ‘One Nation, One MSP, One DBT’. The cost is being instantly transferred into the financial institution accounts of farmers inside 72 hours of buy,” Chauhan stated.
Chauhan stated a rise within the variety of buy centres, excessive MSP and transparency in procurement have contributed to the all-time excessive buy. Moreover, this 12 months the chief minister has assured farmers that the federal government has not mounted any goal for wheat procurement, and the method will proceed until the farmers wish to promote their produce.
The final date of procurement was initially set as June 15.
The state authorities has additionally launched digital level of buy machines to get rid of middlemen and guarantee transparency within the buy of wheat.