A quantity of 773.45 LMT paddy has been procured during KMS 2019-20 as compared to 660.11 LMT procured in the corresponding period during KMS 2018-19, which shows an increase of 14.65%.
The top 10 states in terms of paddy procurement during 2019-20 were Punjab, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh.
Note: Source: RAJYA SABHA SESSION – 253 UNSTARRED QUESTION No 560; Figures are in LMT. KMS – Kharif Market Season.
Resource Title: State-wise Quantity of Paddy and wheat procured from 2017-18 to 2020-21 (From: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution)