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UP procured 14.22 lakh MT wheat amid Covid: Yogi

LUCKNOW: Reiterating his commitment to ensuring welfare of farmers, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the state government has procured 14.22 lakh MT of wheat which was double the quantity purchased during the same period last year.
Interacting with farmers from eight districts, the CM said the state government was waging a battle against coronavirus pandemic with the help of all sections of the society, including farmers.
The CM said despite the challenge posed by the surge in second wave of coronavirus, the state government was purchasing of wheat following all protocols.
Yogi also directed the officials of agriculture and food and civil supplies department to ensure that farmers do not face any problem during wheat procurement process which will continue till June 15.
The department of food and civil supplies has decided to use electronic point of purchase (e-PoP) machines to ensure transparency in wheat purchase.
The CM said the state government would start distribution of 5kg foodgrain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), followed by an additional 5kg under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana.

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