FCI to open 3 direct paddy procurement centres in Karaikal
Puducherry Feb 14 (PTI): The Food Corporation of India (FCI) would operate three direct paddy procurement centres in
Karaikal region as per the directive of the Centre, Puducherry Agriculture and Electricity Minister R Kamalakannan
said on Friday. As per the directive of the Union Food, Consumer
paddy from farmers in the region. He said the target set for Karaikal region through
procurement system during this year was 30,000 tonnes and the immediate procurement would be 10,000 tonnes.
He said the procurement centres would be located on the premises of the Karaikal Cooperative Marketing Committee, the
Modern Rice Mill in Thennangudiand on the premises of the Primary Cooperative Agricultural Society in Neduncadu in the
region. He said this was the first time after a gap of 10 years
initiative taken to relieve the farmers of their difficulty in dispensing with the produce.
Kamalakannan appealed to the farmers of Karaikal to make use of this arrangement and sell their produce at the minimum
support price fixed by the Centre. On February 12 during the one-day session of the
assembly, the Minister had alleged that the Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi was standing in the way of the FCI
embarking upon procurement of paddy at a time when the farmers were finding it difficult to sell the bumper crop in the
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