Paddy lifting for custom milling is being done at a rapid pace across the
state, following the completion of paddy procurement. According to the information
received till 4 pm on Thursday, over 75.20 lakh metric tonnes of paddy have been
lifted by the millers through DO and TO. Meanwhile, the state government is
also working expeditiously to deposit rice in the central pool. Over 20.59 lakh metric tonnes of quality rice
have been deposited in the central pool so far. These include 11.33 lakh metric
tonnes of rice deposited in the Food Corporation of India and 9.26 lakh metric
tonnes in the Civil Supplies Corporation.
Secretary Topeshwar Verma informed that on the initiative of the Chief
Minister, the work of paddy lifting for custom milling is being done at a rapid
pace this year, just like paddy procurement. A record 75.20 lakh metric tonnes
of paddy has been lifted through DO and TO so far. Mr. Verma informed that DO
of 61.62 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been issued. The millers have lifted
55.39 lakh metric paddy from the procurement centers. Similarly, T.O. has been
issued for the transportation of 24.05 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. Against
this, 19.81 lakh metric tonnes of paddy have been lifted from the committees.
Paddy lifting from paddy procurement centers and custom milling are being
conducted on a war footing. Meanwhile, this year over 61.65 lakh metric tonnes
of Arva rice is to be deposited in the central pool.