Collector Mahadev Kaware reviewed the functioning of Food and Cooperation Department today. He acquired information about the paddy earnings procured in the current ongoing Kharif season. According to the officials’ 98 thousand 965 metric tons of paddy have been procured till last month in the district of Bemetara. For further up gradation 86 paddy production centers have been established under 54 co-operative societies in which paddy is being purchased at the support price quoted by the farmers. The paddy procurement kick started from 1 November which will be pursued till January 1, 2019. Shri Mahadev also said that if the farmers bring their own procured paddy in the rainy season the same will be purchased until it is torn or spoiled. In return the farmers would be getting money for each paddy given to the government.
In the immediate active season, the district have set a target of procuring 4 lakh 15 thousand metric tons of paddy that is clearly the double amount produced by last year paddy of two lakh 69 thousand tons. Mr. Kashyap, Nodal Officer of the District Co-operative Central Bank informed that there are a total of 15 branches of CCB active in the district which is helping the famers by maintaining an account and transferring the total amount of money procured by paddy within two to three days. Farmers are free to withdraw their desired amount from the account as per their convenience. The branches of CCB spreads across regions like Bemetara, Deodar Bija, Saja, Parapody, Dhalka, Berla, Bhimbauri, Baalsamund, Nandighat, Maro, Navagad, Beardi, Thankhamariya, Javra and Devkar. Nodal Officer schooled of opening a new branch in Khansura. The meeting observed the presence of ADM K.S. Mandavi, Food Officer Bhupendra Mishra, District Marketing Officer R.S. Lahmor, Nodal Officer of District Co-operative Central Bank, R. Kashyap was present.