Chief Secretary Shri R.P. A meeting of the Department of Food and Cooperation was held at Mantralaya Mahanadi Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of the Board. Discussions were made in the meeting regarding smooth procurement in respect of paddy procurement starting from December 1. Shri Mandal has instructed to take all necessary action by setting a time of one week for setting up new centers for paddy procurement as per requirement. Instructions have also been given to construct platforms for paddy collection in all the paddy procurement centers of the state by the end of this month. Shri Mandal has specifically instructed to take necessary steps to control illegal transportation and illegal sale and purchase of paddy. By the end of this month, he has given instructions to departmental officers to make all the arrangements necessary for the purchase of paddy. The meeting was also discussed in relation to the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. In which instructions were given to complete the work on security of Gothan, arrangement of village offices, construction of Nadef tank etc. on priority basis.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department Shri Amitabh Jain, Secretary Food Department Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Secretary Revenue Department Ms. Rita Shandilya, Secretary Cooperative Department Mr. R. Prasanna, Secretary Biotechnology Department, Dr. M. Geetha and other senior officials were present.