Paddy Procurement Jharkhand: There is good news for those selling paddy at the government rate in Jharkhand. The state government has extended the date for purchasing paddy at MSP. Due to non-fulfillment of the target of paddy procurement, the last date for paddy procurement has been extended.
Paddy procurement deadline extended in Jharkhand
There is good news for the farmers who want to sell paddy on MSP. Now the farmer will be SSP (SSP) till April 15.MSPWill be able to sell paddy at the rate of Rs. Because the date of purchase of paddy from farmers in the state has been extended. The letter related to the purchase of paddy till April 15 has been issued by the Food Supply Department. In the letter issued by the department, it has been said that the last date for purchasing paddy at MSP in the state was fixed till March 31. Although paddy purchase (Paddy ProcurementDue to being behind the target, Food Supplies Minister Rameshwar Oraon had said in the assembly that if the state government is not able to meet the target of procurement of paddy by the stipulated date, then the Center will be requested to extend the date.
The state government had set a target of purchasing eight lakh metric tonnes of paddy in the financial year 2021-22. Which was 1.80 lakh metric tonnes more than the financial year 2020-21. A total of 6.085 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured in the year 2020-21. This purchase was made till 30 April. Whereas in the year 2021-22 till March 31, 0.53 lakh metric tonnes more paddy has been procured than last year. The responsibility of purchasing paddy from the farmers of the state has been done this time also by the Jharkhand State Food Civil Supplies Limited. Whereas last year paddy was procured by Food Corporation of India in Palamu, Garhwa and Chatra.
Paddy procurement started from 15th December
Talking about the farmers selling paddy, this year 270974 farmers have registered for selling paddy. Apart from this, the registration work is still going on. Last year, 63206 farmers had registered themselves to sell paddy at MSP. This time, regarding the extension of the date of procurement of paddy, it was said by the state government that due to bad weather in the month of December, the procurement of paddy was started from December 15. Therefore, this time the target of procurement of paddy has not been fulfilled till the stipulated time.
there was a change in the rules
In order to encourage farmers to sell paddy at MSP, the state government had said that this time the farmers would get 30 percent of their paddy amount within two to three days after selling it. After this, the money was paid in the second and third installments. Will go. But according to media reports, lakhs of farmers of the state have not been paid the remaining amount of the second installment for a long time. All the efforts made to promote paddy procurement also came to a halt here as the pace of paddy procurement was slow from the beginning. After getting registered in Lampus Packs, many farmers are upset with its process and are selling paddy to local vendors at cheap prices.
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