Telangana: 7.45 lakh farmers will benefit from Paddy procure at a cost of Rs 9,886 Cr
More than 52 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured despite Covid-19 concerns
Being the second largest rice collector in the country is a testament to the efforts of Civil Supply Corporation officials
Hyderabad: Shortage of labour for loading and unloading of agricultural produce, especially paddy, Lack of vehicles to transport rice mills. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges facing the lockdown, the Civil Supply Corporation has procured 52.41 lakh metric tonnes of Paddy and is moving ahead in achieving the target in line with the aspirations of CM KCR.
In Telangana, 52.41 lakh metric tonnes of Paddy has been procured through 6892 procurement centers from 7.45 lakh farmers at a total cost of Rs. 9,886 crore so far. Civil Supply Corporation officials got good marks from the CM. Of the total collected paddy, 48.86 lakh metric tonnes has already been shipped to rice mills.
308 collection centers were closed due to the state government pulling shutters where the entire paddy collection in the area was completed. In all, the state government has set a target of procuring 80 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this Yasangi(Rabi) season.
“Bringing more Paddy farmers, the government is ready to collect. The farmer friendly with Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao farmers to buy seed from the end of the line could be to look to the collection, rather than stop.
Telangana is the only state to collect the entire paddy crop. Being the second largest rice collector in the country is a testament to the efforts of Civil Supply Corporation officials
Even during the lockdown, the corporation was able to collect 21.22 lakh metric tonnes of paddy at a rate of 2 lakh metric tonnes per day. “With the co-operation of the officers of all the concerned departments, we have been able to overcome the challenges and successfully procure the Paddy,” the Civil Supply Corporation officials said.