Over 8 lakh tonnes of paddy expected to arrive in market in Nizamabad

Officials busy making arrangements to ensure hassle-free purchase

A record quantity of 8.6 lakh tonnes of paddy is expected to arrive in the market, of which the authorities have set a target of purchasing at least 7.20 lakh tonnes through over 300 procurement centres in the district.

Accordingly, the officials have been busy making arrangements to ensure hassle-free purchases which would last till December-end and may spill over to the first week of January. They have alerted all the agencies, including the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies, women self-help groups, Markfed, rice-millers and others, to be prepared for purchases. The official machinery has decided to deploy officers from Revenue and Agriculture Departments at the purchase centres to monitor the situation from time to time.

District Civil Supplies Officer C. Padmaja told The Hindu that in kharif, an estimated 1.75 crore gunny bags were required to pack paddy, of which 65 lakh were already placed at the purchase centres, while indent was placed for the remaining bags. As of now, seven to eight procurement centres have been opened as harvesting has already begun in certain areas, she said. Meanwhile, at a meeting held here on Wednesday, Joint Collector R. Venkateswarlu asked the officials to send details of farmers online after they register so that their payments could be made without any delay. He also cautioned them against discrepancies in weighing and transportation. He appealed to rice millers and purchase centre managers to cooperate with the government for the successful completion of the task.

District Cooperative Central Bank Chairman Gangadhar Rao Patwari appealed to the officials to supply gunny bags more than the requirement.

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