Paddy procurement begins in Chhattisgarh today

Paddy procurement begins in Chhattisgarh today

Raipur: As per the announcement of chief minister
Bhupesh Baghel, the process of paddy procurement on support price for Kharif
marketing year 2021-22 has been started in the state from December 1.

Nearly 105 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is
estimated to be procured this year. In this Kharif year, about 22.66 lakh
registered farmers will be selling their paddy through 2399 cooperative
societies. For the convenience of farmers and villagers, the Chhattisgarh
government has given permission to start 88 new paddy procurement centers in
the state.

Chief secretary Amitabh Jain personally visited Jaroda and Bangoli
procurement centers in Raipur district and inspected the arrangements. He
welcomed the farmers at the procurement centers with flowers and garlands.
After performing the customary rituals, he himself started weighing the
paddy for procurement. In Kharif marketing year 2021-22, state government will procure
paddy from farmers on support price through cash and linking from December 1,
2021 to January 31, 2022 and maize will be purchased from December 1, 2021 to
February 28, 2022.

For the Kharif marketing year 2021-22, the rate of support price for
average good quality paddy (paddy common) has been fixed at Rs 1940 per
quintal, Grade A paddy at Rs 1960 per quintal, and average good quality maize at
Rs 1870 per quintal. Nodal officers have been appointed for the smooth and
transparent operation of the paddy procurement system.


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