Bhubaneswar: The State Government today announced that the paddy procurement will continue till entire paddy is procured 19 districts in the State.
“It is hereby clarified that the parry procurement operation will continue till Government purchases the entire paddy from the farmers. As enshrined in the policy, Government is committed to procure the surplus paddy from the farmers, who are willing to sell the paddy to the Government as per the norms,” Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department Commissioner-cum-Secretary VV Yadav wrote to the Collectors of 19 districts.
The districts where the Khariff paddy procurement operation will continue are Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khurda, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Puri, Rayagada and Sundergarh.
The Secretary also directed the Collectors to take action in case of any irregularities during the process and asked Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) to give tokens to farmers.