In the Kharif marketing year 2020-21, paddy is being purchased at support price through 89 procurement centers of 74 cooperative societies of the district. So far, two lakh 70 thousand metric tonnes of paddy worth Rs 5 billion 7 crore have been procured from 87 thousand 531 registered farmers. Under this, two billion 70 crore 50 lakh rupees have been paid so far in the accounts of farmers. Food Officer Shri BK Korram said that farmers whose payment of December 1 was stopped due to technical problems in the Public Finance Management System, have been resolved and funds have been added to their accounts. It is noteworthy that four lakh 80 thousand 608 metric tonnes of paddy has been contracted with 183 registered rice millers of the district, against which up to 50 thousand metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted by the millers. Collector Shri Jai Prakash Maurya has instructed the Usna Millers of the district to take up the paddy from the paddy procurement centers by contracting soon, so that the paddy purchase in the procurement centers can continue in a systematic manner.
Food officer informed that DO has received DO of eight thousand metric tons at Bhatagaon and Bhoyana, the collection centers of the district. Paddy is being transported continuously by issuing. Against the purchase of an estimated four lakh 40 thousand metric tonnes of paddy in the district, 22 thousand bales of gunny bags will be required. According to this, 17 thousand four hundred bastions are available in Bardane district. Frequent gunny bags are being received from millers and fair price shops. He also informed that there are sufficient gunny bags in the procurement centers of the district.