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'100% payments made to 6.11 lakh farmers for paddy

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: The government has made 100 per cent payments to the farmers for the purchased paddy for this year's Rabi season, a said today.

The total value of the paddy is Rs 5,601.97 crore.

released the funds to all the districts.

"With this cent percent payment is completed. All the payments were made directly to the farmers accounts online. In this Rabi season 35.25 lakh metric tons of paddy was purchased from 6.11 lakh farmers through 3,313 purchase centres," for told reporters here.

Minimum Support Price of Rs 1,590 per quintal has been paid to farmers for Grade 'A' paddy, he said adding without any involvement of middlemen all the payments were made to farmers (into their bank accounts) directly online at MSP.

Sabharwal said sufficient funds are available with

From 2016-17 Kharif season, paddy purchase is done through online by (OPMS) and payments were made directly to farmers accounts online to avoid involvement of middlemen.

During last one month conducted special raids at multiplexes, shopping malls, seeds, fertiliser companies and registered more than 600 cases and seized goods worth more than Rs 12 crore, Sabharwal said.

Earlier, the launched the page and handle of Telanagana Consumer Information and Redressal Centre.

The aim is to redress the consumer grievances through dialogue, discussion and non-legal measures, through the 'Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal System', officials said.

They also said and Legal Metrology Department will redress the complaints by cooperating with each other.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:45 IST