Pending payment of paddy purchased from farmers should be made immediately – MP Chief Minister Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that paddy should be purchased from the remaining farmers who have not been able to supply paddy within the prescribed period for paddy procurement. Ensure prompt payment of farmers whose payment is pending in paddy procurement and strict action should be taken against service cooperative societies and self-help groups that indulge in irregularities in paddy procurement. Chief Minister Chouhan was reviewing the procurement of Kharif marketing year 2022-23. Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Bisahulal Singh, Commissioner Cooperative Alok Singh, Director Food and Civil Supplies Deepak Saxena and other officers were present in the meeting held at Samatva Bhawan, Chief Minister’s residence.

It was informed that paddy worth Rs 9 thousand 427 crore 60 lakh was purchased from 6 lakh 46 thousand 279 farmers, out of which payment of Rs 214 crore 20 lakh to 10 thousand 319 farmers is under process. There are 1542 procurement centers in the state, out of which 1183 are cooperative societies, 328 are self-help groups and 31 are FPO/FPC. Are. FIR has been lodged against 11 institutions for irregularities in paddy procurement. Paddy procurement is being paid after verification in Aadhaar linked bank account of the farmers.

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