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Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly okays payment of Rs 24 bn as paddy bonus

Chhattisgarh has set a target of procuring 7.5 million tonnes in the current kharif marketing season

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Paddy Chhattisgarh  |  Paddy  |  Raman Singh

R Krishna Das  |  Raipur 

Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly passed the supplementary budget tabled by the Raman Singh government seeking law makers nod to spend Rs 24 bn for paying bonus to farmers against paddy procurement. Last week, the state cabinet had approved the proposal to pay a bonus of Rs 300 to farmers for a quintal of paddy that the government would procure.

The bonus will be besides the minimum support price (MSP) which the farmers would get for the yields during the Kharif season 2018. Chhattisgarh, which is among a few states in the country purchasing paddy from the farmers at MSP, has ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:15 IST
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