Due to the farmer-friendly policy of the state government, the state of Chhattisgarh is moving fast towards becoming a model state of the country in terms of farming and farming. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana of the Government of Chhattisgarh, crop productivity in the state has got a boost. In the current financial year, the state government is providing incentive amount of Rs 5750 crore to 19 lakh farmers of the state under this scheme. So far, 19 lakh 54 thousand 332 farmers of the state have sold paddy at the support price. The DO of 27 lakh 70 thousand 693 metric tonnes of paddy has been issued to the millers for custom milling, due to which 25 lakh 45 thousand 512 metric tonnes of paddy has been taken up so far.
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It is worth noting that while 56.88 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased in the state in the year 2017-18, 80.83 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was purchased in the year 2018-19 and 83.94 lakh metric tonnes of paddy in the year 2019-20. The number of registered farmers has also increased from year to year. The number of farmers registered to sell paddy in the year 2017-18 was 15.77 lakhs, it increased to 16.96 lakhs in the year 2018-19 and 19.55 lakhs in the year 2019-20. This year there has also been a record increase in the number of farmers registered to sell paddy at the support price, which is 21.52 lakh.
In the Kharif year 2020-21, one lakh 20 thousand 471 metric tonnes of paddy has been purchased in Bastar district of the state till January 21, 2021. Similarly, 55 thousand 401 MT in Bijapur district, 13 thousand 401 MT in Dantewada district, 2 lakh 65 thousand 350 MT in Kanker district, one lakh 25 thousand 945 MT in Kondagaon district, 17 thousand 252 MT in Narayanpur district , 33 thousand 711 metric tons in Sukma district, 4 lakh 30 thousand 664 metric tons in Bilaspur district, Gaurela-Pandra-Marwahi 64 thousand 991 metric tons, 7 lakh 71 thousand 608 metric tons in Janjgir-Champa district, one lakh in Korba district. 15 thousand 821 MT, 3 lakh 44 thousand 629 MT have been purchased in Mungeli district.
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Similarly, 4 lakh 98 thousand 428 MT in Raigad district, 4 lakh 96 thousand 276 MT in Balod district, 5 lakh 70 thousand 736 MT in Bemetra district, 3 lakh 81 thousand 633 MT in Durg district, 3 in Kawardha district. Lakh 86 thousand 87 MT, 7 lakh 3 thousand 423 MT in Rajnandgaon district, 6 lakh 4 thousand 191 MT in Balodabazar district, 4 lakh 7 thousand 864 MT in Dhamtari district, 2 lakh 94 thousand 996 MT in Gariaband district , 6 lakh 38 thousand 190 MT in Mahasamund district, 4 lakh 68 thousand 276 MT in Raipur district, one lakh 34 thousand 643 MT in Balrampur district, one lakh 273 MT in Jashpur district, one lakh 3 thousand in Korea district 960 MT of paddy, one lakh 35 thousand 683 MT of paddy have been purchased in Surguja district and one lakh 59 thousand 690 MT of paddy in Surajpur district.
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