Paddy Procurement in Chhattisgarh: Paddy procurement is going on in many states of the country. Paddy procurement is not able to catch pace in Uttar Pradesh, while farmers in Bihar have suffered losses. Due to the completion of the target in many districts, the purchase of paddy has been stopped. Farmers have to sell paddy at one and a quarter prices. But this time a record purchase has been made in Chhattisgarh. This time paddy purchase has destroyed all previous records. Farmers are still reaching the purchase centers to sell paddy. On the other hand, the Chhattisgarh government has achieved a different position in the country only with regard to paddy.
Chhattisgarh is the second state to fill paddy
Bumper paddy procurement in Chhattisgarh can be gauged from the fact that Chhattisgarh has become the second state to deposit maximum paddy in the central pool. The Government of India has released the report regarding the Central Pool on 15th January. As per reports, Chhattisgarh has deposited 92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy in the central pool. Chhattisgarh is the second state to deposit maximum paddy in this season.
Big achievement for farmers
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that depositing so much paddy in the central pool is really commendable. This is the result of the hard work of the farmers and their return to agriculture. Breaking the old record is another major achievement of the state government. He said that the state government and the agriculture department of the state are always ready to help the farmers. Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana is also operational in the state. Apart from this, every possible effort is being made to help the farmers. As a result, the state of Chhattisgarh has become the second largest state in the country in providing paddy to the central paddy pool.
103 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured
This time record paddy has been procured in Chhattisgarh. Due to the purchase of paddy, the record of the last several years has been broken. In the year 2021-22, 98 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured. This year it has increased to 103 lakh metric tonnes. The last date for paddy purchase is January 31. In such a situation, the figure of paddy purchase is expected to increase further. At the same time, the state government has fixed a target of 110 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. In this season, 7 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is to be procured against the target, which is expected to happen soon.
Crisis in front of farmers in Bihar
According to media reports, there is a crisis in front of the farmers in Bihar. Due to the completion of the target here, the farmers are not able to sell paddy at the government centers. There are still 20 percent farmers in Bihar’s Siwan who have not been able to sell their paddy. The farmers have become upset due to this. Farmers say that the state government has not increased the target of paddy procurement. Because of this, farmers have to sell paddy at very low prices. According to statistics, 31 thousand 490 farmers have registered for the sale of paddy in Siwan alone. Out of these, 65 thousand 166 MT paddy has been purchased from 10 thousand 650 farmers. 20 thousand 840 are still deprived of selling paddy.
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