Over 13,000 cr paid to farmers till now, highest payment in 10 yrs: Punjab minister

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Punjab Government has made payments to the tune of Rs 13,697.09 crore as of April 25  to the farming community during the ongoing wheat procurement season 2022-23.

Disclosing this today in a statement, the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak said that this is the highest payment made to the farmers during the past decade.

Divulging more, the Minister said that total MSP payments released this year so far are three times of what had been paid last year (Rs. 4754.42 crore) by the same date. “These record breaking figures are a result of the meticulous arrangements made by the State Government in the mandis throughout the state on the strict directions of the Chief Minister”, said the Minister adding the Punjab Government is committed to farmers’ welfare and would continue to take all possible steps to facilitate the seamless sale of the hard-earned produce of the farmers.