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More rice mills permitted in Suryapet to buy paddy

Published: 24th Apr 2021 9:28 pm

Suryapet: Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy on Saturday said special measures have been taken up to purchase paddy from farmers through IKP Centres and millers in the district since the highest production of paddy was reported from the district due to improved irrigation facility through SRSP canal.

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Reviewing the paddy procurement with the officials in the district Collectorate at Suryapet, Reddy said that Suryapet district was first beneficiary of Kaleshwaram project as it was getting Godavari water through SRSP canal. He cited the increase in the production of paddy in the district was an example for it.

The agriculture department has estimated that the paddy production would increase to 10 lakh tons in this yasangi crop season. The paddy production was increased to 2,58,755 metric tons in this monsoon crop season from 2, 12, 433 metric tons in the monsoon season of 2018-19. The area of cultivation was also increased significantly due to irrigation facility and improve in ground water level due to filling up of irrigation tanks with Godavari waters from Kaleshwaram project through SRSP canal.

He has also suggested the farmers to bring the quality paddy to the purchasing centres and get good price to their crop. He has also instructed the officials to take measures to ensure that no problem would arise in purchasing paddy from the farmers in the district. He reminded that 72 paddy cleaning machines have been purchased for the procurement centres. He said that permissions would be given another 23 rice mills for purchase of paddy in view of increase in the crop production. Paddy production was reported in record level in this yasangi crop season.

The district Collector T Vinay Krishna Reddy and officials of marketing, agriculture and civil supplies were also attended the review meeting.


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