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Odisha Govt aims procuring 36 L quintals rice this year

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Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha has set a target of procuring 36 lakh quintals of rice this year, informed Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Thursday.

Padhi said, 44 lakh quintals of paddy will be collected in kharif marketing season starting from November 2017, while 9 lakh quintals of paddy to be collected in Rabi season.

So far, as many as 10 lakh farmers have been registered with Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation in this regard. Money will be directly transferred to their bank accounts from the government agency.