They were also acquainted with the P-PAS system before being given charge of different PPCs.
At a time when most paddy farmers are struggling to get back on their feet after the five-month lockdown and untimely rains, the delay in procurement has become a cause for worry.
A tenant farmer in Singareddypalem village set his paddy field on fire on Thursday.
The Minister’s directive came in the wake of complaints from farmers of Sambalpur about delay in distribution of tokens leading to distress sale of paddy.
In a letter to collectors of eight districts, Consumer Welfare secretary Bijay Kumar Prusty said that paddy will be procured from registered farmers as per issued tokens.
Procurement as per crop cutting report of Agriculture dept sought
Recommends Govt to make amendments in the existing rules to provide 7-year jail term for those procuring paddy below the MSP
A great agrarian crisis seems to be in the making.
The Karnataka Biodiversity Board (KBB) has written to the central government recommending that GI tag be given to Gajani Kagga variety (Oryza sativa).
Mancherial in-charge Collector Sikta Patnaik on Tuesday said that all arrangements are being made to procure paddy produced in the district.
These gaps in databases are an indication of a huge corruption, he alleged.
As part of arrangements for procurement of paddy, the Civil Supplies Department has established a toll-free number for farmers to report on irregularities and difficulties in procuring.
District Collector A Md Imtiaz has said that all arrangements are made to provide remunerative price for paddy produced by the farmers during Kharif season in the district.
Mohan alleges that farmers here are being asked to pay kickbacks for procuring their paddy.
Agri officials attribute the pest attack to the delay in carrying out plantation of the crop