Telangana

34.26 lakh tonne paddy procured

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The Civil Supplies Department on Friday said that paddy purchase in Telangana stands at 34.26 lakh tonnes — twice the quantity procured last year. According to officials, the Department procured 18.24 lakh tonnes last kharif season from 4.17 lakh farmers. this year, the 34.26 lakh tonnes has been procured from 6.17 lakh farmers through 3,280 paddy purchasing centres at a minimum support price of ₹ 1,770 per quintal for Grade A and at ₹ 1,750 per quintal for common rice. Officials said that good weather conditions and timely rainfall has helped in a better yield this year.

High yields were recorded in Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Jagityal, Nalgonda, Karimnagar. and other districts. Online payments of ₹ 5,213 crore have been made into accounts of over 6.71 lakh farmers accounts have been made, officials said.

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