Paddy Procurement In Odisha To Begin From Nov 1

Bhubaneswar: The Kharif paddy procurement will start from November 1 across Odisha, informed Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media persons, Swain informed that a total of 11.56 lakh farmers have registered themselves to take part in the Paddy Procurement Automation System (P-PAS) to sell paddy during the Kharif season and the final list will be released on September 22.

The Minister further informed that the State government would conduct hearing of grievances of farmers, different farmer bodies and public between September 22 and 29 in all the districts.

Earlier, Swain had said that the paddy procurement centres across the State were operating according to the guidelines and instructions laid down by the State government and the farmers don’t need to wait for miller trucks at the mandis for hauling up their paddy stocks.