In Chhattisgarh, procurement of maize on support price in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21 has been going on since December 1, 2020. So far, one thousand 600 quintal maize has been purchased in the state. 29 lakh 60 thousand rupees has been paid to farmers for maize. Maize will be purchased in the state till May 31. One lakh 21 thousand 29 farmers have registered themselves to sell maize.
10 quintals of maize will be purchased from registered farmers of the state at the rate of Rs 1850 per quintal. In Kanker district of the state, 285 quintal maize has been purchased from farmers. Similarly, 884 quintals in Balod district, 39 quintals in Rajnandgaon district, 240 quintals in Gariaband district and 116 quintals in Balrampur district and 36 quintals in Sarguja district have been purchased.