Bhupesh Baghel wrote a letter to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal, sympathetically considering the interest of the farmers of the state, in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21, procurement of all surplus paddy rice under the central pool in addition to the requirement of the state’s PDS. To be done, Food Corporation of India has requested to increase the amount of permission of 24 lakh metric tons of rice to increase the amount of 40 lakh metric tons as soon as possible.
CM Baghel has written in his letter that – In the Kharif marketing season in Chhattisgarh, the procurement of paddy at the minimum support price from farmers under the decentralized procurement scheme was signed with the Food Department of the Government of India. Is done under In the state in the Kharif marketing year 2020-21, as on 28 January 2021, under the decentralized procurement scheme, 90 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured from 20.29 lakh farmers and the procurement of paddy will be done by 31 January 2021. .
Registration of farmers for procurement of paddy on support price for Kharif marketing year 2020-21 in Chhattisgarh region was done after physical verification and Girdawari of paddy field sown through Revenue Department and paddy was procured from registered farmers as above. is. Paddy agriculture is the main source of livelihood for the residents of Chhattisgarh. In the Naxal affected areas (LWE) in the state, registration of farmers holding forest rights has been done and the work of purchasing paddy has been done. Procurement of their produce from the farmers residing in forest areas will be helpful in eradicating the Naxal problem.