54% Paddy Procured in 92-Days In Odisha: Data Shows Panchayat Poll Years Worse Than Natural Disaster

Only 6.9 lakh farmers could sell at MSP in Odisha as against a massive 21.05 lakh in Chhattisgarh

Farmers Protest Over Slow Procurement In Odisha

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The number in Odisha stands at poor 6.9 lakh. While Odisha could see the benefitted farmers count up by around 30 percent between 2015-16 and 2020-21, Chhattisgarh recorded a rocket speed growth of around 85 percent during the period.

With only around 54 percent of target paddy procured in the last ninety days in the State, will Odisha be going to miss the targeted procurement number in the Kharif season?

Though the State government has fixed a target of 63 LMT paddy to be procured in the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS), Odisha could procure a total of 33.9 lakh metric tonne (LMT) paddy as of Jan end of this year. The Kharif procurement season in the State will end on March 31.