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Jamshedpur DC directs stern action against middlemen in paddy procurement

Jamshedpur, Feb 4. Deputy Commissioner East Singhbhm Suraj Kumar reviewed procurement of paddy.

He clearly directed officials to take appropriate action by identifying the middlemen and ensure that only eligible farmers are able to sell paddy in Lamps. The Deputy Commissioner said that if any discrepancy is found in the land records regarding the procurement of paddy, then action will be taken against the concerned circle officer.

Regarding the procurement of paddy in the district, all the identified millers were instructed to install cameras in their premises in the past, whose feed was demanded by the Deputy Commissioner. All the circle officers were instructed by the Deputy Commissioner to conduct surprise raids in the lamps of their feeding area.

All the Block Development Officers were instructed to take cooperation from the public servants and Krishak Mitra in getting the eligible farmers registered and to create awareness among the farmers in this regard. Instructing the District Co-operative Officer to review the quantity of paddy procured per lampas every other day, it was directed to submit the latest report.

Along with this, all the Block Cooperative Officers were also instructed by the Deputy Commissioner to inspect the lamps of their feeding area daily.

The maximum limit for procurement of paddy in the Kharif marketing season 2021-22 has been fixed at 200 quintals per farmer.

He also directed the concerned officers and the managers of all LAMPS centers to expedite the works of paddy procurement by ensuring smooth implementation and encourage the farmers to procure paddy.

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