News2News.in news. Fatehabad. The state government has extended the deadline for government procurement of Parmal rice to November 25. Now, the government procurement authorities have again started government procurement of paddy at minimum support price in seven markets of the district from today. Let us tell you that the government has fixed the public procurement of rice from September 25th to November 15th. Due to the flood in Fatehabad, the rice harvest on 60,000 to 70,000 hectares took place quite late. “News2News.in” had also published news on “extension of period of government procurement of rice” on November 6. Now the state government has decided to carry out the state procurement of rice by November 25th.
This time paddy transplantation in the state began on June 15. The farmers had just left after planting paddy when floods hit Tohana, Jakhal, Ratia and Fatehabad areas of the district due to rains in the mountains. Because of this, about 100,000 hectares of rice fields in these areas were submerged. After a month, when the floodwaters dried up, farmers sowed rice again. Although the state government had started official procurement of rice on September 25, the rice arrived in the mandis only after October 5. Due to moisture in the rice, procurement authorities did not purchase rice for a week. This year, procurement agencies have purchased 9,000 tonnes of rice as of November 15, which is 97.4 percent of last year. Last year this figure was 9 Lakh 26 Thousand 298 MT. Instead, the government has deposited an amount of Rs 1,800 crore into farmers’ accounts.
113,291 hectares of usable land were affected by the flood
This year, crops on 113,291 hectares of land in the district were affected by floods, due to which rice was re-sown on 103,601 hectares. Due to the flood, crops in 45,430 hectares of land in Fatehabad block were affected, of which reseeding was undertaken in 36,240 hectares of land. Similarly, in Tohana and Jakhal blocks, crops on 29,666 hectares of land were affected, crops on 29,666 hectares of land were affected, and in Ratia block, crops on 37,695 hectares of land were affected, crops were resown on 37,695 hectares of land . Additionally, due to heavy rains and damage to beans in Bhattu block, crops in 2,795 hectares of land were affected, of which resowing was undertaken in 1,515 hectares of land. For this reason, the deputy commissioner had written a letter to the government demanding an extension in the deadline for government procurement of paddy. On Tuesday, the government extended the period of government procurement of Parmal paddy in Fatehabad district till November 25. Paddy A grade is procured from seven procurement centers in the district: Fatehabad, Ratia, Lamba, Ayalki, Jakhal, Tohana and Dharsul.
DC held a meeting regarding rice purchase
Deputy Commissioner Ajay Singh Tomar called a meeting of the district milling committee for paddy procurement on Tuesday. While issuing directions, the deputy commissioner said that it should be ensured that Grade A paddy is purchased from farmers from the above procurement centers in the district from today so that farmers do not face any problem in selling their paddy crop. He also directed to procure rice after making videographs at all procurement centers. Rice coming from outside the district is not purchased from any center. In all procurement centers, procurement takes place on the days assigned to the relevant agencies. While appealing to farmers, the deputy commissioner said that they can sell their Grade A paddy fields at the above procurement centers by November 25.
DC had asked the government to extend the purchase deadline
Deputy Commissioner Ajay Singh Tomar had asked the Director General of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and the government to extend the period for paddy procurement in the district during the kharif season 2023-24. The government approved this request in the interest of farmers and granted permission to purchase Grade A paddy from farmers in the district until November 25. Vineet Kumar Jain, District Director of Civil Food Supply and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Director of Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Sihag, District Enforcement Officer Rahul Kundu, District Manager HAFED Anurag Gupta and District Manager Haryana State Warehousing Corporation Dilbag Singh etc. were present in the meeting.