Minister for Civil Supplies D. Sridhar Babu has announced that the State government is contemplating introducing a new system for procurement and purchase of paddy for the benefit of farmers. As a part of it, the government will appoint a committee with farmers, agriculture experts, and journalists and it will tour Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab states and give its report on paddy procurement and purchase system there. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mr. Sridhar Babu said that the government was awaiting Mohan Kanda Committee's report on crop holiday.

After Mohan Kanda Committee's recommendations, the government would take a decision.