State

Paddy procurement: meeting of collecters' today

Cuttack,November 7:  A meeting  will be held today of all district collectors under Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central zone.

They decided the important 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 oriel into other procurement related issues faced by the farmers. The government is to take a decision on the minimum support price of paddy in the meeting.

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

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 difficulty sale of their crops. 

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