New Delhi: Paddy procurement in Punjab and Haryana for the kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22 will start from 3rd October 2021.

Department of Food and Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution believes that the decision to start the procurement of Paddy under MSP from 3rd October 2021 in Punjab and Haryana is in the overall interest of farmers and consumers as well so as to accept paddy stock as per FAQ specifications to ensure quality procurement for millions of consumers under PDS of National Food Security Programme.