CM Bhupesh Baghel instructs to curb illegal transportation of paddy from border states

CM Bhupesh Baghel instructs to curb illegal transportation of paddy from border states

Raipur: Taking cognizance of the complaints of illegal transportation of paddy from the bordering states to Chhattisgarh, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed all district collectors and superintendents of police to keep a strict vigil on illegal transportation of paddy from neighboring states.

The chief minister has asked the officials to seal the state's borders with neighboring states and ensure strict check to stop illegal transportation of paddy in the border areas. Besides, he has directed to taken strict action against the ones indulged in these unlawful activities.

Baghel has also directed the officers to ensure that no farmers of the state face any kind of trouble during the transportation of paddy. He has said that procurement of paddy on the support price of farmers is starting from December 1 in the state. Farmers in Chhattisgarh are getting better price of paddy than the border states. Along with getting the support price of paddy to the farmers, the state government is also giving input subsidy under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana.

Because of this, every year complaints of illegal transportation of paddy from border states are received during the paddy procurement season, which needs to be strictly curbed, so that farmers of Chhattisgarh can get maximum benefit of this scheme.

In Chhattisgarh this year, about 105 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is estimated to be procured from farmers on support price. Paddy will be purchased at support price through more than 2311 cooperative society centers in the state. This year 1.13 lakh new farmers have registered. So far, the number of farmers registered for the sale of paddy has exceeded 22.66 lakh.