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More Than 209 Lakh Tonnes of Paddy Procured in Current Kharif Season

In the Kharif marketing season, the government has purchased a total of 209.52 lakh tonnes of paddy, valued at Rs 41,066.80 crore. From October through September, the Kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22 takes place.

Dimple Gupta
Paddy Crop
Paddy Crop

In the Kharif marketing season, the government has purchased a total of 209.52 lakh tonnes of paddy, valued at Rs 41,066.80 crore. From October through September, the Kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22 takes place. 

According to a statement released by the food ministry – “During the present Kharif season, 209.52 lakh tonnes of paddy had been acquired as of November 8Paddy was procured from Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Telangana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Bihar.” 

As a result of which, about 11.57 lakh farmers have been benefitted with a minimum support price (MSP) value of Rs 41,066.80 crores”, the report stated. 

As of 2020, India produces the most paddies and exports the most rice. The state of West Bengal produces the most rice in India. Paddy fields may be found all throughout India, from the northern Gangetic Plains to the peninsular plateaus in the south. In most regions of India, paddy is grown at least twice a year, during the Rabi and Kharif seasons.

Irrigation is required for the former, whereas the Monsoon is required for the latter. Paddy farming is very important in rural India's socio-cultural life. Onam, Bihu, Thai Pongal, and Makar Sankranti are a few examples of regional harvest festivities.  

The former is reliant on irrigation, whilst the latter is reliant on the Monsoon. Paddy cultivation is very important in rural India's socio-cultural life. Onam, Bihu, Thai Pongal, Makar Sankranti, and Nabanna are just a few examples of regional harvest festivities. Thanjavur's Kaveri delta region is renowned as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, while Kuttanadu is regarded as the rice bowl of Kerala. Gangavathi is renowned as Karnataka's rice bowl. 

Paddy fields are a key source of atmospheric methane, contributing between 50 and 100 million tons of gas each year, according to estimates. Draining the paddies to allow the soil to aerate and disrupt methane generation has been found in studies to dramatically lower this while simultaneously increasing crop output. 

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