KERALA

Government urged not to back out from paddy procurement



Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy has asked the Government not to back out from paddy procurement till the harvesting season is over.

He told mediapersons here on Wednesday that the Government move to withdraw from the scene had put farmers at the mercy of private milling units which had pushed down the price . To ensure a remunerative price for the farmer, both the government procurement agencies and private agencies should be in place, he said.