Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh
Baghel said that bad weather for the past few days has affected the ongoing
process of paddy procurement on support price in the state. But farmers need
not to worry about this situation, because as soon as the weather gets better,
paddy procurement at the procurement centers will be expedited.
In view of the present
situation, Baghel has asked Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey to review the
arrangements for paddy procurement and take the necessary steps in this regard.
Chief Minister has said
that paddy will be procured from all the registered farmers in the state. For
this, instructions have been given to further expand the procurement system in the
procurement centers. As soon as the weather improves, arrangements will be made
to expedite the procurement of paddy from the farmers.
He has said that the
last date for procurement of paddy in the state is January 31, and the State
Government is making every possible effort to achieve 100% of the paddy
procurement target, but if required, the stipulated period of paddy procurement
can be extended for the convenience of the farmers