Karimnagar: Civil Supplies and BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar instructed officials to conduct a vigilance enquiry into alleged irregularities took place in the purchase of paddy in Chokkaraopet of Chigurumamidi mandal and submit a report at the earliest.
The irregularities took place in purchase of paddy in Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) centre in Chokkaraopet during the last Yasangi season. The Minister conducted a review meeting with Joint Collector G V Shyamprasad Lal and vigilance officers to discuss about purchase of paddy here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, he said farmers without a single cent of land were selling paddy illegally by projecting themselves as tenant farmers. He instructed officials to take serious action against illegal paddy traders.
In order to put an end to such kind of activities, Civil Supplies department developed separate software to monitor the purchasing process.
All the details including number of farmers existed in the village, land holdings of each and every farmer, variety crops sowed and quantity of yield were available in the software.
Kamalakar wanted the officials to conduct vigilance enquiry if the farmers of a mandal are selling their crop in other mandals. Chokkaraopet kind of episode should not be repeated, he opined.
Talking about illegal transportation of PDS rice, he informed that illegal trades were purchasing Re 1 kg rice and selling them to government at Rs 29 by recycling them. Recently, police seized 200 quintals PDS rice in Huzurabad.