BARGARH/SAMBALPUR:Even as procurement process for rabi paddy in Bargarh district was started on May 8, only 8035 bags have been purchased under Bargarh and Attabira Regulated Marketing Committee (RMC) so far.
According to reports, after procurement was declared open, the market yards at Bargarh and Attabira RMC received 81,976 bags of paddy of which, 8035 bags were procured while the rest 73,941 bags are lying in the open.
This year, the district administration has targeted to procure 2,35,626 tonnes of rice which will be obtained from custom milling of paddy. Against 100 kgs of paddy, the rice millers have to deposit 68 kgs of rice under the custom milling norms.
While the State Civil Supplies Corporation will procure 2,01,209 tonnes of rice, Markfed will procure 19,417 tonnes, Nafed 10,000 tonnes and NACOPE 5000 tonnes.
At Sambalpur, though, things are smooth. Paddy procurement began on Wednesday and 21,456 bags were procured from 88 farmers. Nine market yards and 13 procurement centres have been opened this time.
While Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation will procure 58,157 tonnes of rice, TDCC will buy 1133 tonnes and NACOS 3000 tonnes in the district.