Cabinet sub-committee to review paddy procurement and custom milling policy for the upcoming Kharif marketing year

Meeting scheduled to be held on July 18

Raipur ( |The meeting of the Cabinet Sub-Committee, set up to review the policy of paddy procurement and custom milling for the upcoming 2023-2024 Kharif marketing year and provide suggestions, is scheduled to be held on July 18. The meeting, which will commence at 1:30 PM, will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.

The meeting will witness the participation of cabinet ministers, along with senior officials from the departments of Agriculture, Finance, Revenue, and Food, Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation, Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Marketing Federation, CHiPS, Apex Bank, and NABARD.

Notably, the state government has set a target of procuring an estimated 125 lakh metric tonnes of paddy from registered farmers during the upcoming 2023-24 Kharif marketing year. The state has witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of farmers and area under cultivation over the past four and half years, thanks to the farmer-centric policies and decisions implemented by the state government. The agricultural sector has also experienced significant expansion in terms of production. The pioneering initiatives of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel have greatly facilitated the smooth conduct of paddy procurement and paddy lifting processes. To further support farmers and ensure smooth paddy sales, comprehensive preparations are underway this year as well to provide them with the necessary facilities.