Hyderabad, May 12 : Telangana state Civil Supplies department has procured about 22.31 lakh tonnes of paddy in this Yasangi season from nearly 3.52 lakh farmers across procurement centres in the state against the target of procuring 40 lakhs tonnes of paddy.
State Civil Supplies Commissioner Akun Sabharwal on Saturday said that the department has so far procured about 62 lakh metric tonnes of paddy from nearly 11 lakh farmers including Kharif and Yasangi.
In Kharif season, nearly 40.41 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured through 3297 centres while in last Yasangi, around 35.74 lakh metric tonnes of paddy was procured from 4.47 lakh farmers through 3313 procurement centres.
In this Yasangi, the department has kept nine crores of gunny bags and made district-wise supply based on production figures, he informed.
After learning that there was a fall in the production of jute in Bangladesh, the department procured gunny bags from ration dealers and millers as it was feared that the fall in jute production might lead to shortage of bags, the commissioner said.
A control room equipped with toll free number 1800 425 00333 and whatsapp number 7330774444 was set up to receive complaints relating to paddy procurement and others from farmers. (UNI)