- CM praised the remarkable success has been achieved only due to the coordination of the officers.
- 61.65 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured under the paddy procurement.
- Chhattisgarh has deposited 5.12 lakh tonnes of rice in the central pool.
Raipur: According to the intention of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, this yr, Chhattisgarh has achieved a report achievement within the matter of lifting of paddy from committees and customized milling and depositing rice within the central pool, parallel to the association for buy of paddy on help value. Within simply 22 days of paddy procurement, the state of Chhattisgarh has deposited 5.12 Lakh metric tonnes of rice within the central pool in lieu of customized milling.
Chhattisgarh has achieved this record for the first time in a period of 21 years since the formation of the state. On this, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Food Minister Amarjit Bhagat and Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain have congratulated the Food Department, Marketing Association, Civil Supplies Corporation, FCI and Railway officials. The Chief Minister has said that this remarkable success has been achieved only due to the coordination of the officers of the concerned departments. He expressed hope that the state would fulfil the target of depositing rice in the central pool along with the procurement of paddy.
TK Verma, Secretary of, Food Department, said that after custom milling of paddy this year, the first lot of rice was deposited in FCI Raigad on December 6th. There is still one day left for the completion of one month period and the state has achieved a record achievement of depositing 5 lakh 12 thousand metric tonnes of rice in the central pool. He informed that Chhattisgarh has to deposit 61.65 lakh metric tonnes of Arwa rice in the central pool this year. To meet this target, the work of lifting and custom milling of the procured paddy is being done expeditiously. He said that a contract for custom milling of 130 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been signed with millers in the state. Against the estimated paddy procurement this year, about 60 per cent of paddy has been procured so far.