About 105.14 lakh farmers have been benefited with an MSP value of Rs 1,45,358.13 crore, government data showed.
Participating in the discussion, Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha Mishra sought to know why CCTVS have not been installed in the mandis.
Reality checks show the zero hour BJD uprisings is to shift the blame on the Centre over the flip-flops in PMAY and rice procurement
At present while the token period is drawing to the close, the harvested paddy crops are still lying in the farmlands.
As per the rule, millers can not procure paddy directly from farmers. They, instead, procure it from the mandis or paddy procurement centres.
Farmers, on the other hand, are staying out near the mandi in the extreme cold weather both day and night to guard their crops.
In a jaw-dropping revelation, the satellite survey conducted by the Odisha Space Application Centre (OSAC) has unearthed large-scale irregularities and identified over 26,000 illegal lands in seven districts in the State registered for paddy procurement.
The BJP Lok Sabha Members from Odisha met the Union Minister of Consumers Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal on Wednesday to draw his attention on the alleged scuttling of paddy procurement by the government of Odisha.
After devastation wreaked by the Cyclonic storm Jawad, mandi mismanagement in many districts of Odisha has provided ample opportunity for dalals to rob the farmers of their money hard-earned from harvested crops.
BJD MLA from Kantamal constituency in Boudh district, Mahidhar Rana, today expressed his displeasure at the existing paddy procurement policy of the government.
The standing committee of Odisha Legislative Assembly expressed its concern over paddy procurement centres facing infrastructure shortcomings.
With the harvest season around the corner, the cunning middlemen in Sambalpur district have reportedly taken advantage of the unpreparedness of the State government and left no stone unturned to continue the irregularities in the Kharif paddy procurement process this year as well
About 49.20 lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing RMS procurement operations with MSP value of Rs 85,603.57 crore.
Paddy farmers benefitting from MSP in Odisha up by mere 29 percent during the 5-year period. But the same was up by over 296 per cent in Telangana, 188 per cent in Andhra Pradesh and 90 percent in Chhattisgarh from 2015-16 to 2020-21
The MPs submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister and also raised the demand for early evacuation of surplus rice from Odisha and the gunny bags shortage issue. The delegation also apprised Goyal about no lifting of surplus rice by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) from Odisha.
Even as the State BJP is up in the arms over alleged irregularities in the procurement of unsold paddy from the farmers, the Odisha government seems to have robbed salts into the wound by outright refusing to procure the grains for the current season.
Odisha BJP has written a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and demanded to extend the validity of tokens by 15 more days so that farmers can sell their paddy without any hassle in the State
Hitting out at the BJD-led Odisha government over massive irregularities in Mandis, the State BJP has decided to take to the streets for two days- July 1 and 2.
Alleging gross irregularities in paddy procurement at different Mandis in the State, the Odisha BJP gheraoed the office of the State Civil Supplies Corporation here at Unit-8 on Friday.
The 11-hour bandh is being observed from 7 am to 6 pm in the town. However, emergency services have been exempted from the bandh.
Farmers are issued token generated from the State capital and is given a time period to sell their paddy at the nearby paddy procurement centre or mandis.
The incident took place when hundreds of farmers had blocked the State Highway-26 by placing paddy-laden tractors on the road alleging irregularities and confusion in token distribution at Deogaon PACS.
The ruling BJD government welcomed Centre's decision, Congress said the hike in MSP is of no use for the farmers.
Hundreds of farmers blocked State Highway-26 by placing paddy-laden tractors on road alleging irregularities and confusion in token distribution at Deogaon PACS.
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