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Ashok Gehlot urges Center to start paddy procurement in Rajasthan

By PTI

Jaipur: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal urging him to start procurement of paddy on support price in the state at the earliest.

According to a statement, Gehlot said that during 2021-22, Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar districts are expected to produce 2.62 lakh metric tonnes of paddy and in such a situation, a target of 50,000 metric tonnes of paddy should be set on support price. .

He wrote that the central government has set a target of doubling the income of farmers by 2022 and the purchase of agricultural commodities on support price is directly affecting their income.

Gehlot said that if the procurement is not started early, then these farmers will not be able to get fair price for their produce like last year and they will have to suffer financial loss.

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