95.82 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted so far
31.41 lakh metric tonnes of rice deposited in the central pool
Raipur, March 25
Paddy lifting for custom milling is being done at a rapid pace across the state as per the directions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. According to the information received till March 23, over 95.82 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted in the state so far. Meanwhile, the state government is also working expeditiously to deposit rice in the central pool. Over 31.41 lakh metric tonnes of quality rice has been deposited in the central pool so far. This includes 16.82 lakh metric tonnes of rice deposited in the Food Corporation of India and 14.59 lakh metric tonnes in the Civil Supplies Corporation.
Food Secretary Mr. Topeshwar Verma informed that on the initiative of the Chief Minister, the work of paddy lifting for custom milling is being done at a rapid pace this year, just like the work of paddy procurement. A record 95.82 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted through DO and TO so far. Mr. Verma informed that DO of 74 lakh 57 thousand metric tonnes of paddy has been issued. The millers have lifted 73 lakh metric tonnes of paddy from the procurement centers. Similarly, T.O. has been issued for the transportation of 23 lakh 09 thousand metric tonnes of paddy. Against which 22 lakh 82 thousand metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted from the committees. The work of paddy lifting from paddy procurement centers and custom milling is being conducted on a war footing. This year a target has been set to deposit 61.65 lakh metric tonnes of Arva rice in pool.
It is worth mentioning that in the Kharif marketing year 2021-22, about 98 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been purchased on support price from 21 lakh 77 thousand registered farmers. Nearly Rs 20 thousand crore has been paid to the farmers under the bank linking system in lieu of paddy purchase. In comparison to last year, this year 1 lakh 24 thousand i.e. 6 per cent more farmers of the state sold their paddy on support price. This is the result of farmer-friendly policies and decisions of the state government.