Thanks to Venkaiah Naidu’s initiative, procurement interval too prolonged up to Oct. 31
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has agreed to enhance the paddy procurement target in Nellore district by procuring a complete of 34.eight lakh tonnes of paddy throughout the rabi crop and likewise lengthen the paddy procurement season in the district up to October 31 this 12 months.
Earlier, in direction of the tip of August, the Ministry had prolonged the paddy procurement season in the district by one month, until September 30, following Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu’s intervention.
The farmers of the district have been requesting the federal government to lengthen the target and enhance the interval of procurement.
The newest determination follows the intervention of Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, who mentioned the problem with the Secretaries of Food and Public Distribution; Agriculture; and Home in the final two days.
Responding to a plea by the State authorities to depute a group to assess the injury for rest of uniform specs for procurement, Agriculture Secretary knowledgeable Mr. Venkaiah Naidu that the injury due to heavy rains was not thought of as a pure calamity, and due to this fact the aid had to be given to the farmers from the aid funds out there with the State authorities.
With regard to the request of the State authorities to settle for the boiled rice in the FCI depots in East Godavari district, the Secretary, Food and Public Distribution, stated the Ministry had no objection to the proposal if the price of transportation was borne by the State. The Ministry would additionally take initiatives to prepare the required rakes for transportation in coordination with the Railways.