RAJAHMUNDRY: The paddy procurement committee (PPC) has decided to devise an action plan to procure paddy from the farmers in November this year.
Speaking at a PPC meeting here Thursday, joint collector Revu Mutyala Raju said paddy crop was raised in 1.9 lakh hectares as against 2.2 lakh hectares by the end of August this kharif season.
The production is pegged at 6 lakh MT this kharif season.
As many as 177 paddy purchase centres will be set up. Of them, Indira Kranthi Patham members will operate six, primary agriculture co-operative societies 162 and Rythu Mitra Groups seven, he said and directed the officials of the Civil Supplies Department to store gunny bags and tarpaulins, paddy cleaners and moisture meters at the purchase centres. The joint collectir also directed the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to procure 25 per cent of the yield towards levy.