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Collector instructs officials to take all measures to protect paddy produce from unseasonal rains

K M Dayashankar

Karimnagar district opened 341 procurement centres and procured 1,61,890 metric tonnes of paddy so far

Adequate tarpaulins would be supplied to the farmers at the centres to protect from the rains

KARIMNAGAR, MAY 09, 2024: In the wake of possible unseasonal rains, Collector Pamela Satpathy has instructed the officials to take all necessary measures for the procurement of farmers paddy produce at the procurement centres and it’s shifting to the rice mills in the district on a war-footing.

The Collector visited the paddy procurement centres in Jubileenagar, Cherlabuthkur and Chamanpalli villages of Karimnagar rural mandal on Thursday. On this occasion, she interacted with the farmers and officials and inquired about the procurement details. On this occasion, the Collector directed the officials to ensure that there were adequate tarpaulins to protect the farmers produce from the unseasonal rains.

Instructing the officials to deploy adequate lorries and tractors for the shifting of procured paddy produce to the rice mills, she said that the government was taking all measures to protect the interests of the farmers by procuring their produce by providing MSP. She also informed the farmers to clean the paddy produce before it is being procured at the procurement centre to secure MSP.

The Collector also informed the officials to enter the details of farmers on online immediately after procurement of their produce for the payment. She also instructed the officials to take all measures to ensure that the procurement centre organisers do not resort to deduction of weighment in the name of ‘tarugu’ (extra particles).

She also said that the Karimnagar district authorities had opened 341 procurement centres and procured 1,61,890 metric tonnes of paddy so far and they were making prompt payments to the farmers after the procurement of their produce. Still they were expecting another 60,000 to 70,000 metric tonnes of paddy to the procurement centres, she said and informed the authorities to take all measures to protect the paddy from the unseasonal rains. DSO (incharge) Suresh Reddy, Civil Supplies district manager Rajanikanth, DCO Ramanuja Charya, Karimnagar PACS secretary Ramesh and others were also present.



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