Rs 6,291 cr paid to 7 lakh farmers during Khariff seasion: Sabharwal

Rs 6,291 cr paid to 7 lakh farmers during Khariff seasion: Sabharwal

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Hyderabad, Jan 6 : Telangana Commissioner for Civil Supplies Department Akun Sabharwal on Sunday said in this Khariff season, 37 lakh tons of paddy was procured from 7 lakh farmers in the state.

An amount of Rs 6,291 crore was paid to the farmers accounts directly by the government.

At a review meeting with Civil Supplies Corporation District Managers at Civil Supplies Bhaven here, Mr Sabharwal said in view of more yield of paddy in the coming Rabi season, the officials should all take measures from now onwards to make ensure that farmers do not face problems in selling their paddy and get payments at Minimum Support Price (MSP).

He said the farmers should get back CMR (Custom Milling Rice) from millers as soon as possible, a statement here said.

The Commissioner said, all precautions should be taken in dues payment, mainly in Milling Charges to millers. Strict actions must taken on CMR defaulters. If any officer found doing fault intentionally, serious action will be taken against them, he warned.

Mr Sabharwal said every staff member from ground to high level should work with responsibility. Civil Supplies Department and Corporation should work by cooperating with each other. Tenders should be called to clear old stock piled up at godowns and also transparency should be maintained while deciding godown lease rent, he added. (UNI)