Special teams formed to shift wet paddy to rice mills

Telangana Civil Supplies Department alerted district officials on the present situation due to recent heavy sudden rains. Department has started taking all measures to shift paddy to rice mills and see that farmers should not face any problems. To keep vigil on this 9 senior DCSO’s are appointed as special officers.

Commissioner for Civil Supplies Akun Sabharwal held a review meeting with Concerned Officials, State wide rice millers on Friday, at Civil Supplies Bhavan to discuss about the wet paddy caused due to sudden rains.

As per primary analysis about 1.16 lakh metric tons of paddy has become wet in Paddy Procurement Centres (PPC), and market yards in some districts like Mancherial Siddipet, Jagityal, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Janagaon etc. Commissioner ordered officials to shift the paddy to rice mills immediately. He said that all precautionary measures are taken to protect the paddy at PPC’s and issued orders to all the District Collectors.

Nine senior DCSO’s have been appointed as Special Officers for monitoring Paddy Shifting, Gunny bags, Transportation. Nalgonda DCSO Udaykumar – Suryapet, Yadadri; Khammam DCSO P.B. Sandhyarani – Kothagudem; Bhupalpally DCSO Raja Rao – Warangal (U), Warangal (R), Jangaon, Mahabubabad; Karimnagar DCSO A. Usha Rani – Jagityal, Sircilla, Pedappay; Kamareddy DCSO Ramesh – Nizamabad; Siddipet DCSO V. Venkateshwarlu – Sangareddy, Medak; Nagarkurnool DCSO V. Mohan Babu – Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar, Gadwal; Rangareddy DCSO Gouri Shankar – Vikarabad, Medcal; Adilabad DCSO Srikanth Reddy – Nirmal, Mancherial, Asifabad will keep monitoring the MSP Operations.

A Control Room has been opened in the Office of the Commissioner of Civil Supplies, under the control of Joint Commissioner (Procurement) to keep a register to record the complaints received on the affected paddy, purchased of paddy below MSP to farmers. The information if any, may be sent to 73307744444 WhatsApp number.

District Collectors, Joint Collectors, Civil Supplies, Agriculture, Marketing, Revenue, RTA Officers have been asked to communicate and shift wet paddy from PPC’s. Take immediate steps to complete the purchase of paddy came to PPC’s and under no circumstances farmers should be allowed to wait at the PPC’s.

Transport Contractors are being requested to provide sufficient number of lorries for the movement of paddy from PPC’s, in case if lorries are not available with the Transport Contractor, the DCSOs with the help of RTA should take measures to shift paddy from PPCs.

They are being urged to shift the paddy immediately to the nearest boiled rice mills so that they could dump the paddy into the boiler directly to avoid damage if any. The officials have been directed to conduct regular meetings with the rice millers in the District and instruct them to unload the paddy immediately to avoid further damage to the paddy procured. (INN)