Official visits paddy purchase centres

The State government would take decision in two days on purchase of discoloured paddy from farmers, said M. Subrahmanyam, Special Officer for review of paddy purchases in East Godavari district.

He visited some of the paddy purchase centres in the district along with senior officials at Anaparthy and Mandapeta on Tuesday. Speaking to farmers at these paddy purchase centres being organised by the Indira Kranthi Patham, he said support price for paddy would be paid to farmers as per rates fixed by the government and the State government was discussing with the Centre minimum support price for paddy.

He further said that the State government had asked the FCI to keep sufficient space in its godowns to keep the procured paddy.

V. Jogeswara Rao, MLA, Mandapate, requested the State government to pay support price to farmers who were affected by natural calamities.

The farmers also requested the Special Officer to pay support price to paddy and also to allow the millers to export the 1010 (Bondalu) variety to other states.

The Special Officer promised the farmers to take the matter to the government. A. Rama Rao, Additional Joint Collector, Y. Narasimha Rao, DM Civil Supplies, G. Sriram, DSO, and P Sriramachandra Murthy, RDO, Rajahmundry, accompanied the Special Officer.

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