Collectors’ meet on paddy procurement today

Cuttack: A meeting of all district collectors under Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central zone will be held here today.

The officials will discuss and decide dates on paddy procurement from farmers in their respective areas. Official sources said the government will fix block-wise dates to collect crops from the peasants.

The meeting will also delve into other procurement related issues faced by the farmers. The government is most likely to take a decision on the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy in the meeting.

The collectors of Cuttack, Kendrapara, jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Nayagarh, Puri and Khurda will attend the meeting.

In last season farmers in certain areas alleged their crops could not be procured as no dates were decided by the State government for their areas. And because of this the farmers resorted to distress sale of their crops.