Out of the total purchase, Punjab alone has contributed 114.97 lakh tonne, which is around 67 per cent of the total procurement.
“About 14.37 lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs 32,195.69 crore,” an official statement said.
Procurement operations of seed cotton (kapas) under MSP are going on smoothly in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Till October 27, total 4,42,266 cotton bales valuing Rs 1,299.51 crore have been procured, benefitting 84,138 farmers, it said.
Oilseeds, pulses and copra are also being purchased.