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Civil Supplies Commissioner appeals to farmers not to resort to distress sale
HYDERABAD: The quantity of paddy purchased so far by the State government agencies and the Food Corporation of India as part of the rabi procurement operations crossed 17.46 lakh tonnes compared to 3.7 lakh tonnes around the same time last year.
According to a press note issued here on Wednesday by Harpreet Singh, Commissioner, Civil Supplies, over 3.84 crore gunny bags have been used for the procurement till date while another huge quantity of 84.58 lakh was made available in the districts. More gunny bags were being obtained from West Bengal.
He said payment of a sum of Rs. 1,030 per quintal to farmers was being ensured as MSP as stipulated in case of fine quality and Rs. 1,000 for common varieties.
The Commissioner appealed to the farmers in the State not to resort to distress sale and instead, contact the Joint Collector or district supply officer if they faced any problem regarding procurement and payment of the minimum support price.
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