Hyderabad: Telangana government has taken necessary steps for paddy purchase in Kharif Season from farmers at minimum support price with making preparation to see that farmers face no hurdles in selling paddy.
Commissioner for Civil Supplies Akun Sabharwal held a video conference with Joint Collectors, DCSOs, DMs on Kharif Season preparations on Saturday. A wall poster was released on this occasion on creating awareness among farmers on Minimum Support Price.
The Commissioner instructed officials to be very careful at paddy purchasing as it is concerned with lakhs of farmers. He said Paddy Purchase Centers should setup for every 5 kilometers easily reachable to farmers and ordered officials to setup purchase centers as paddy purchase starts from next month, keeping in view of regional requirements.
Estimation is made to procure paddy in October 5 LMTs, November 14 LMTs, December 12 LMTs and in January 3 Lmts, total of 34 Lakh Metric Tons.
The Commissioner said farmers should be made aware of standards of Central government in bringing paddy to purchase centers. Depending upon the climate Joint Collectors should make plans at ground level about the expectation of yield and should make preparations to set up purchase centers.
He asked the officials to prepare a plan of action to open PPCs for purchase of at least 500 MTs to 1000 MTs, with at least 5KMs distance from each other. PPCs should be equipped with like moisture meters, paddy cleaners, winnowing machines, electronic weighing machines and basic facilities like providing drinking water and wash rooms, he said. (INN)