Nirmal: Minister for Forest and Environment Allola Indrakaran Reddy on Tuesday instructed officials concerned to follow quality norms while procuring paddy.
The Minister was speaking at an awareness programme for rice millers, transporting agencies and procurement centres officials here. Mudhole MLA G Vittal Reddy was also present.
Indrakaran instructed the authorities to take precautionary measures to avoid losses to farmers. He stressed the need to take measures to prevent recurrence of problems faced by farmers in the last agriculture season. He told the millers to shift the produce from the centres immediately after purchasing from the farmers.
He said that paddy was cultivated in 1,07,819 acres across the district. He stated that the expected yield was assessed to be 15.62 lakh quintals. He informed that 181 centres were created for procuring the produce. A total of 418 farmers had already sold their produce at 55 centres. He told the officials to ensure sufficient supply of gunny bags and to record data of the procurement.
Collector Musharraf Faruqui Ali, District Cooperative Marketing Society chairman Lingaiah, District Farmer Coordination Committee Chairman N Venkatrami Reddy, Additional Collector Hemanth Borkhade, Market Committee Chairman Narmada, In-charge District Revenue Officer Rathod Ramesh, District Civil Supplies Officer Kiran Kumar, Agriculture Officer Anji Prasad and many other officials were present.
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