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15 thousand MTs of paddy procurement starting on June 15 in 31 Blocks: Sushanta Chowdhury

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By TC News Desk

Agartala, 10th June 2024:  Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs minister Sushanta Chowdhury on Monday announced that the government will procure 15 thousand metric tonnes of paddy from the farmers of ‘Kharif’ season from June 15 next. The procurement process will began at Jolaibari under South Tripura District.

Addressing a press conference at Civil Secretariat here on Monday afternoon, Chowdhury said that the government has been procuring paddy from farmers through minimum support price for two times per year since the formation of BJP led government in 2018.

“So far the government has procured 1 lakh 92 thousand 52 MTs of paddy from 1 lakh 309 farmers. The government has disbursed Rs 372 crore for procurement of paddy in Tripura.”

“In this ‘Kharif’ season, government decided to procure paddy from farmers in 31 RD Blocks out of 58 and the opening will be held at Jolaibari RD Block on June 15 in presence of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Ratan Lal Nath, Cooperative Minister Shukla Charan Noatia, Food minister Chowdhury and other officials”, he added.

Chowdhury said “On Monday, Chowdhury chaired a virtual conference with the Block Development Officers, Panchayat Samitis’ Chairpersons, Officials of Food and Agriculture department in view of the paddy procurement starting on June 15 and continue till July 15 next.”

The Food minister also said that the government is committed in boosting rural farmers aiming to meet the target under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chowdhury was accompanied by Food Secretary Ravel Hemendra Kumar, Director Nirmal Adhikari and Additional Director Animesh Debbarma in the press conference.

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