Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has made it clear that the Paddy would be purchased in full scale at the village level. He said since there is still Corona fear lingering, various government agencies would be sent to the villages to purchase the entire Paddy production.
The CM held a review meeting in Pragathi Bhavan for the second day on Wednesday on Paddy procurement during this rainy season with ministers and officials concerned. The CM asked the government agencies to go to the farmers’ village and purchase the Paddy and he advised the farmers not to bring their Paddy to the markets and face problems. The CM said Paddy with less than 17 per cent moisture would be purchased by the state government at Rs 1,888 per Quintal MSP for Grade A Variety and Rs 1,868 per Quintal MSP for the B Grade variety.
The CM said in the villages harvesting is done for fifteen days in a month and instructed the Agriculture, marketing and Civil Supplies Department officials to take precautions at every point. He wanted the officials to make an estimate on how much Paddy would be available and prepare a purchasing plan accordingly and instructed officials to ensure that the farmers get their money on the sale of Paddy immediately along with the Bank Guarantees.