Paddy Purchase (Indicative Image)
The Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh has given a big gift to the farmers. Farmers of the state will now be able to sell 100 quintals of paddy without verification. Government procurement of paddy is taking place in the state at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also said that the interest of farmers is paramount and that paddy should be procured transparently. He said that the paddy purchasing centers should run on time and the crop should be paid within 72 hours.
The Chief Minister has said that negligence will not be tolerated at any level in the procurement of paddy. According to the news of the daily newspaper Hindustan, for the convenience of the farmers, up to 100 quintals of paddy has been exempted from the verification of the revenue department.
Payment to be made within 72 hours
CM Yogi said that all the institutions that buy paddy should buy it with complete transparency. There should not be any delay in this. It should be ensured that the paddy purchasing centers are operated on time. Farmers should be paid their produce within 72 hours.
Yogi Adityanath said that all DMs should regularly inspect the purchasing centers of their districts and ensure smooth operation of paddy procurement. It should be ensured that farmers do not face any inconvenience in selling their produce. He said that strict action will be taken against such people while fixing the accountability of those who ignore the interests of the farmers.
Paddy is being procured at 4370 centers
Paddy is being procured at 4370 purchasing centers in Uttar Pradesh. Since the start of paddy procurement, 7.52 lakh metric tonnes of paddy worth Rs 1461 crore 09 lakh has been procured so far. As of November 20, 6.125 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in the state. According to the Food Corporation of India (FCI), till November 11, 231.36 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in the country. Out of which maximum 165.18 lakh metric tonnes have been procured in Punjab. The Punjab government has sought permission from the central government for more purchases. Whereas in Haryana 53.38 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured. 5.36 tonnes of paddy has been purchased in Uttarakhand.
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