Rice millers seek more godown space to procure paddy
Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu on Tuesday promised to prepare further godown space from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to procure the paddy grown in rabi 2020-21 in East Godavari district.
During a digital meet on the standing of paddy procurement On Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Rice Millers’ Association (APRMA) State president Dwarampudi Bhaskara Reddy knowledgeable Mr. Kannababu that there was no godown space to procure MTU 3626 paddy, the popular selection within the district, and wished the FCI to create further storage.
Mr. Kannababu promised to take up the difficulty with Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to assist obtain the rabi procurement goal. “I will urge the Chief Minister to explore the possibility of persuading the FCI to arrange their wagon facility to provide additional godown space,” mentioned Mr. Kannababu.
The APRMA has claimed that the rice millers have already procured 1.5 lakh metric tonnes of paddy within the district by Tuesday.
Joint Collector G. Lakshmisha mentioned that 765 metric tonnes of paddy has been procured by the State authorities by the Paddy Purchasing Centres (PPC). The whole rabi paddy manufacturing is estimated to be above 13.50 lakh metric tonnes within the district.
The Agriculture Department authorities mentioned that 61,150 farmers have registered their crop particulars on the Rythu Bharosa Kendras for procurement by the PPCs.