ELURU: Joint Collector T.K. Sridevi on Friday said the district administration has opened 18 paddy purchase centres in addition to the existing centres in different parts of the district enabling the paddy farmers to dispose their stocks. She informed that 20,000 tonnes of paddy was procured through the women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the district so for. She informed that the opening of more paddy purchase centres was intended to ensure a fair deal to the farmers while selling their produce. - Staff Reporter