Chhattisgarh / Baloda Bazar

100 per cent paddy lifted in just 29 days with zero shortage

Collector lauds the efforts of officers and employees involved in the process  

Baloda Bazaar  TNINS 

100 per cent of the paddy has been lifted from all 162 rice procurement centers in the district with zero shortage. In response to this achievement of the district administration, Collector Shri Rajat Bansal congratulated all the officials and employees involved in the process. He said that this work has been made possible only through the active participation of food, cooperation, district marketing, district cooperative banks, and committees, which has definitely saved the government from losses.

It is worth mentioning that this year, 61 lakh 86 thousand 50 quintals of rice have been procured in the district at the support price. A DO was issued to other districts besides Balodabazar, which led to the successful lifting of the paddy. Within 29 days, 100 per cent of the paddy has been lifted, which created a new record. With the lifting of paddy, the warehouses have become empty. This will facilitate the storage of fertilizers and seeds during summer.

Luckily, there was no unpredictable rainfall during the paddy procurement this time. Due to the absence of moisture problems in the paddy, millers lifted paddy at a rapid pace. For the Kharif season 2022-23, the government had set a target of procuring 63 lakh 88 thousand 530 quintals of paddy for the district. With farmers getting fair prices for their produce, the area under paddy cultivation has increased.

The work was carried out with special assistance by DMO KP Karsh, District Food Officer Vimal Dubey, Cooperative Registrar Surendra Gaund, and Nodal Officer Sharma.


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