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AP Govt to purchase discoloured paddy from today

AP Govt to purchase discoloured paddy from today
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The district administration will purchase discoloured paddy at Rs 1,550 per quintal from farmers on Tuesday The government issued orders to this effect on Monday

Guntur: The district administration will purchase discoloured paddy at Rs 1,550 per quintal from farmers on Tuesday. The government issued orders to this effect on Monday. The farmers whose paddy was damaged in the district requested the ministers and local MLAs to take steps to purchase discoloured paddy to get a better price.

The collector took up the issue with the government also. Responding to their requests, the government took this decision and directed the farmers not to sell discoloured paddy at lower price to rice millers and advised them to sell their discoloured paddy stocks in the counters set by the government.

At present government is purchasing A grade quality paddy at Rs 1,770 per quintal, ordinary variety at Rs 1,750 per quintal and discoloured paddy at Rs 1,550 per quintal. Joint collector AMD Imtiaz said that the government set up counters to purchase discoloured paddy at Rs 1550 per quintal from Tuesday.

Currently, 54 paddy purchasing counters were working in the district, in case of need, the district administration is ready to open more paddy purchasing counters in the district for the convenience of farmers, he said.

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