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    1.78 Lakh MT pulses distributed to 13.4 crore beneficiaries during lockdown

  • Date : 28 May, 2020

    New Delhi: Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY), about 4.57 Lakh MT of pulses have been dispatched to the states and union territories (UTs). Out of this, 1.78 Lakh MT pulses have been distributed to 1340.61 lakh beneficiaries. This was mentioned in a press note issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on 27th May.

    The note further revealed that 7.33 Lakh MT Gram (Chana) has been procured by National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) from 9 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

    5.91 Lakh MT Mustard has been procured from 5 States namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana.

    2.41 Lakh MT Toor has been procured from 8 States namely Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Odisha.

    During Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2020-21, a total of 359.10 Lakh MT wheat has arrived in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns, out of which 347.54 Lakh MT has been purchased.

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24th March 2020 till date, 9.67 crore farmers have been benefitted and an amount of Rs. 19,350.84 crore has been released so far.

 















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EDITOR'S NOTE

03 Jul 2020

Food supply chain is critical to survival in the times of COVID-19

While streamlining the supply chain is a herculean task, India can’t afford to bear the collapse of its food system as it will have a spiraling effect on both the economy as well as the vast population, es