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Paddy procurement begins in Sambalpur

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Paddy ProcurementSambalpur: Paddy procurement for the current kharif marketing season (KMS) began in the district from today. Paddy would be procured through 77 market yards and paddy purchase centres spread across nine blocks in the district, informed a senior official.

As many as 34,285 farmers of the district have registered for selling their paddy this year. The State Government has set a tentative target to procure 2,55,882 tonnes of paddy during the current season.

A total of 51 millers would participate in the kharif paddy procurement process and the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy is `1,550 per quintal for common paddy and `1,590 per quintal for Grade ‘A’ paddy.

Ironically, a special squad, led by District Civil Supply officer, found over 22,000 gunny bags of paddy during raids in five rice mills in Burla and Ainthapali area in the district yesterday.