Under PM-KISAN, over ₹19,100 crore released during lockdown: Govt

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NEW DELHI :
The Centre has released an quantity of 19,100.77 crore beneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme during the lockdown interval after March 24 until date and round 9.55 crore farmer households have been benefitted beneath this scheme up to now, stated the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Friday.

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare stated in a press release that sowing of summer season crops and procurement of rabi crops are occurring uninterrupted during the lockdown.

As per the most recent information, round 34.87 lakh hectares space protection beneath summer season rice as in comparison with 25.29 lakh ha during the corresponding interval of final yr. About 12.82 lakh ha space protection beneath pulses as in comparison with 9.67 lakh ha during the corresponding interval of final yr. As far as course cereals are involved, round 10.28 lakh ha space is beneath protection as in comparison with 7.30 lakh hectares during the corresponding interval of final yr.

About 9.28 lakh ha space is beneath protection beneath oilseeds as in comparison with 7.34 lakh ha during the corresponding interval of final yr.

As per the most recent information of the procurement, a amount of 5.89 lakh MT gram (chana), 4.97 lakh MT mustard and 4.99 lakh MT toor has been procured by NAFED during the lockdown interval.

In Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2020-21, a complete of 337.48 lakh MT wheat arrived in FCI out of which 326.96 lakh MT was bought.

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