ELURU: Civil Supplies Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao has said that the government is purchasing paddy at minimum support price. Addressing the media at Cherukuwada in Penugonda mandal on Tuesday, the Minister said paddy purchase centres have been set up across the State. He said that Pithani Satyanarayana Consumers Cooperative Society in Penugonda purchased 12,000 metric tonnes of paddy from farmers so far.
The Minister said that many rice millers are not maintaining e-registers. He said that the government has decided to supply sugar on 50 per cent subsidy at fair price shops (FPs) in the State from January. He informed that the government is taking steps to supply kerosene to Rajakas and fishermen through FPs.
The Minister said the Civil Supplies Corporation had procured 4.3 lakh tonnes of paddy in twin Godavari and Krishna districts during kharif season.