Collector Inspects Paddy Centres

Published: 23rd March 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: Expressing displeasure over the working of procurement centres set up under the ‘Velugu’ scheme, collector Babu A directed APM Shoban Babu to organise a well-equipped mobile procurement centre in the district and also to submit a report on the maintenance of centres in a week.  He said payments for paddy procurement should be made basing on the valid certification and inspected 181 mobile procurement centres in district.

The collector ordered the officials to enroll the details of the farmers and tenant farmers online along with their Aadhaar numbers, region and the crops they have been cultivating and said the digital information will help in finding the regions with low crop production and the government can easily extend the support to them.

“Till now, 2.83 lakh metric tonnes of grains have been purchased from 24,300 farmers at `419.7 crore out of which `395 crore has been paid to 23,500 farmers,” he said.

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