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Over 3,200 paddy procurement centes planned in Telangana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: plans to buy 34 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this kharif season and is making arrangements to set up 3,233 paddy centers, for said here Monday.

The announced this after a meeting on the of the paddy with officials of civil supplies.

He said 5.74 lakh metric tonnes of the foodgrain have so far been bought at a minimum support price of Rs 465.55 crore from 84,624 farmers through 1,491 centres.

The amount has been deposited in the farmers' account, an official press release said.

The officials have been instructed to take measures to ensure farmers sell their paddy at the minimum support price without any difficulty, the release said.

The procurement centres would have equipment like moisture meters, paddy cleaners, winnowing machines, electronic weighing machines and other facilities such as drinking water and wash-rooms, the release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:30 IST
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