Millers role reduced in paddy procurement to benefit farmers: Jagan

As per the data available, the distribution of agriculture implements in 6,525 of the 10750 RBKs has been completed. In 2022-23, about 7 lakh people will be getting implements and other tools

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 Sep 2022 3:50 AM GMT
Millers role reduced in paddy procurement to benefit farmers: Jagan

Amaravati: On the instructions of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Civil Supplies Department has framed new guidelines to reduce the role of millers in paddy procurement and benefit the farmers.

Under new guidelines, volunteers would take part in paddy procurement and they would be given incentives on this count.

As per the data available, the distribution of agriculture implements in 6,525 of the 10750 RBKs has been completed. In 2022-23, about 7 lakh people will be getting implements and other tools. 80 percent of the beneficiaries are SC, ST BC, and Minority farmers and in scheduled areas, ST farmers are being given priority. officials said that currently works on Phase 1 of Juvvaladinne, Machilipatnam, and Nizampatnam are going on at a brisk pace.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said YSR Yantra Seva data will be displayed at RBKs to help farmers understand the availability and utility. Jagan was chairing a review meeting on Agriculture and allied fields in Amaravati.

Jagan said all the implements should be distributed taking RBK as a unit. The state is spending Rs 910 crores under this scheme. Construction of collection centers and cold storage rooms within the vicinity of RBKs should be expedited, and the construction of godowns at RBKs should also be speeded up, he said.

CM asked to continue the self-help schemes for sustained economic development under Cheyutha. The officials are asked to ensure that women should be economically benefitted from the tie-up with Amul and Allana.

Amul project:

Reviewing the Amul project, Jagan said Amul has procured 419.51 lakh liters of milk and paid Rs 179.65 cores to 2,34,548 women farmers. This has made other dairies increase the procurement price. It has generated an additional income of Rs 2,020.46 crores for farmers. "In the coming two months, Amul would start operations in 1359 more villages. Amul has been procuring 1.03 lakh liters of milk daily and Chittoor Dairy should be revived at the earliest," he said.

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