Bhubaneswar, Sep 21: There has been a significant 21% growth in farmer’s registration for procurement of Kharif Paddy under Minimum Support Price System for a season 2020-21.
A total number of 14 lakh 97 thousands 779 farmers have registered their name through online for upcoming Kharif Paddy procurement. In the year 2019-20 12 Lakh 35 thousand 908 farmers had registered their name for sale of Kharif paddy. 2 lakh 61 thousand 871 more farmers have registered their name for this season in comparison to last year.
In the wake of COVID-19 situation, adhering to all guidelines issued by the Government and maintaining social distancing, the online registration of farmers have been executed smoothly by the Department of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare.
A total number of 2854 designated PACs/LAMPs participated for the farmers registration in all 30 districts. Last year 2818 nos of PACs/LAMPs had participated for the farmers’ registration. All the 30 districts have witnessed a higher farmers registration this year in comparison to last year.