Paddy to be purchased from farmers doorstep

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Srikakulam: District Supply Officer (DSO) A Krishna Rao directed the procuring staff to purchase paddy in the Rabi season from farmers at their door step. The DSO conducted training camp for technical staff in procurement of Rabi paddy at Srikakulam on Tuesday.

On the occasion he explained that paddy procurement has to be started from 25 April. Unlike Kharif season, this time concerned staff need to visit farmer's house and procure paddy by paying minimum support price (MSP).

During procurement of paddy technical staff members need to enter farmer's details, land extent, survey number, village etc.

During the training instructions were given to the staff on operation of palm tops (tabs) and how to enter details of farmers. With the new farm of procurement policy, farmers need not worry over in carrying their paddy produce to paddy purchasing centers.

Even when farmers carry their produce to the purchase centers, millers involve and create fake bills for transportation of paddy. To avoid such irregularities, new procedure will be adopted to purchase paddy this time, he added.


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