Rice millers of Durg district have taken up paddy from Bemetara and Kawardha districts. Paddy is bought in plastic sack. Custom milling of paddy purchased in plastic sack is to be done as per the instructions of the government. Rice Miller of Durg district will mingle the said paddy.
After the end of paddy purchase at the support price, the concern of the administration has increased with regard to the custom milling of paddy purchased. About 41 lakh quintal of paddy has been purchased in Durg district itself. Out of this, about 17 lakh quintals of paddy are still kept in procurement centers. The state government has instructed for the first milling of paddy purchased in plastic bags.
At the same time, rice mills in Durg district have been directed to do custom milling of paddy purchased in plastic bags in Kawardha and Bemetara districts besides Durg. Due to this, rice millers of the district have to bear paddy of the said district besides the fort. Food controller CP Dipankar said that rice millers of the district have lifted 96 thousand 771 quintals from Bemetra district and 30 thousand 830 quintals of paddy from Kawardha district.