For your information, let us tell you that the procurement of paddy will start from November 1 in various districts including Rae Bareli, Unnao, Chitrakoot and Kanpur in the Eastern Zone. Which will continue till 28th February next year. Also, so far 1 lakh 66 thousand 645 farmers have registered in the entire state for selling paddy. Procurement of paddy at minimum support price has started in Uttar Pradesh. The government has made concrete arrangements at the paddy purchasing centre. However, very few farmers are coming to the purchase center to sell paddy. Now in such a situation it is being said that after the next one week there will be intensity in the procurement of paddy. Because this time due to late arrival of monsoon, farmers had started planting paddy late. In fact, till now the paddy crop has not been completely ripe in many areas. At the same time, farmers in western Uttar Pradesh were successful in early planting of paddy. Now in such a situation they are reaching the purchasing centers to sell paddy.
Also, complete preparations have been made by the administration to ensure that the farmers do not face any kind of problem at the purchasing centers. According to the government of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, two categories of paddy will be purchased from farmers for the crop season 2023-24. This includes ‘common’ and ‘grade A’ paddy. The special thing is that the MSP of 'Dhan Common' has been fixed at Rs 2183 per quintal. Whereas, ‘Grade A’ will be purchased at the rate of Rs 2203 per quintal. The special thing is that 4000 purchasing centers have been created in the entire state to purchase paddy.
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If farmers want to sell paddy on MSP, they will have to first register by visiting the official website https://fcs.up.gov.in/ or mobile app UP KISAN MITRA.
Also, for the information of farmers, UP government will purchase paddy in two phases in different zones. Under the first phase, paddy will be procured in the western zone. It includes all the districts of Bareilly, Agra, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Hardoi, Sitapur, Lakhimpur and Jhansi divisions of Lucknow division. In these districts, paddy will be purchased at MSP from October 1 to January 31.