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Chhattisgarh to Procure Paddy at Support Price from 1 November

Chhattisgarh is also in the process of enrolling new farmers for paddy procurement that will last until 31 October 2022.

Shivam Dwivedi
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that paddy will be procured at a support price beginning November 1. "I've asked officials to prepare for paddy procurement; we're fully prepared and will begin procuring it on November 1," he said.

The procurement will be based on the support price, according to an official statement. Preparations for this have already begun in the state. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced that starting November 1, paddy will be purchased at the support price in the state.

The state has begun extensive preparations for the procurement of paddy. "Instructions have been given to officers to make necessary arrangements in all paddy procurement centres so that farmers face no problems during paddy procurement," the statement said.

The state is in the process of registering new farmers for paddy procurement, which will last until October 31, 2022. The state government anticipates increased procurement in the state "given the better condition of paddy crops" than last year.

It goes on to say that the Chief Minister has waived agricultural loans totaling Rs 9,270 crores for 17.82 lakh farmers in the state, as well as irrigation taxes totaling Rs 325 crore, and has provided free and subsidised electricity to over 5 lakh farmers, totaling Rs 900 crore in annual relief. "In the state, the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana has increased crop productivity and crop diversification."

Farmers are helped with the cost of agriculture through this scheme, which provides input subsidies. Under this scheme, farmers have received direct assistance totaling Rs 14,665 crore over the last two years. According to the statement, "90% of the farmers who benefited from this scheme are from small marginal farmers, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, backward classes, and poor sections."

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