Paddy procurement in Tamil Nadu has been advanced by one month to September of the 2022-23 kharif marketing season following a request fro the state, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.
Usually, the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) runs from October to September.
“The Government of India vide letter dated 18.07.2022 has approved for advancement of procurement period of paddy in Tamil Nadu by one month…,” Tomar said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
The minister also said that Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) are announced well before the sowing season so that the farmers can take an informed decision for sowing a particular crop.
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