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Paddy procurement surpasses last year’s purchase, hits 20,993 metric tonnes

New Delhi, Paddy procurement in Himachal Pradesh has surpassed last year’s purchase to touch 20,993 metric tonnes this year, officials said on Saturday.

In comparison to the purchase of 14,000 metric tonnes of paddy last year (2022), about 20,993 metric tonnes of paddy has been purchased from 3,663 farmers in 14 markets established across the state in the current year (2023), the officials said.

This year a target to procure 22 thousand metric tonnes of paddy has been set and so far farmers of the state have sold 20,993 metric tonnes of paddy worth Rs 45 crore to the government, informed Joint Director State Civil and Food Supply Corporation Ravindra Thakur.PTI