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No room for mediators in paddy purchase: JC G Lakshmisha

No room for mediators in paddy purchase: JC G Lakshmisha
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East Godavari Joint Collector G Lakshmisha said that mediator system in purchasing of paddy was being totally abolished and the farmers can get Minimum Support Price without involvement of the mediators.

Kakinada: East Godavari Joint Collector G Lakshmisha said that mediator system in purchasing of paddy was being totally abolished and the farmers can get Minimum Support Price without involvement of the mediators.

He launched paddy purchasing process for Khariff at Mandapet on Saturday. He said paddy is being purchased based on variety as the government wants to supply Swarna rice to ration card beneficiaries. Swarna is cultivated in high quantity in East Godavari and the government would purchase this variety of paddy in huge quantity for the purpose of public distribution system.

He said that the mediators have been drastically come down in recent times due to stringent steps by the district administration. He said that 306 paddy purchase centers have been opened for purchasing the paddy and the farmers need not go to the PPCs as the PPC personnel would directly go to the fields and make moisture and quality tests and purchase the paddy from the fields.

The price for paddy will be directly credited to their bank accounts within two to three days. He said that the government has set a target of 6.7 lakh metric tonnes of rice in Khariff and the rice millers are expected to complete their Custom Milling by March, 2020. He said that the farmers can contact by dialing 0884-2354341 for getting other details.

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