Procurement policy good, Will take rice from Millers: FCI officers

Hyderabad: Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials were all praises on the Paddy procurement system is Telangana. They said Telangana government has taken all measures in making arrangements in procurement policy according to the increase of yield year by year.

FCI has given assurance of taking 3.44 lakh metric tons of Raw Rice available with Rice Millers in Telangana state. They said they will sort out delays in certification process of CMR and speed up the obtaining rice.

Chief Advisor for FCI S.P. Kar, General Manager, Operation Hemanth Jain, Telangana FCI General Manager Ashwini Kumar met with Civil Supplies official on Friday at Civil Supplies Bhavan, Somajiguda, Hyderabad.

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Commissioner for Civil Supplies Akun Sabharwal requested FCI officials to resolve the issues being faced by Telangana government from FCI pertaining paddy procurement, CMR, storage space and other issues. FCI officials gave assurance that they will go through all the issues and resolve them sonly.

Commissioner said that till now 68 lakh metric tons of paddy is been procured during this year Khariff and Rabi seasons and for this storage space is required to store 23 lakh metric tons of rice. He made notice to FCI officials that as FCI is not providing sufficient storage space several problems are arising in storage of rice. They are facing difficulty in collecting Custom Milling Rice (CMR) as Raw rice and Boiled rice is piled up FCI godowns. He requested to FCI officials to move this rice through Rail route to other states. On this request FCI officials made positive response and assured that they will transfer the rice to Kerala, Karnataka immediately.

FCI officials said that as there is shortage of godowns space in Khammam, Bhupalpally, Mahabubabad, Jagitial, Siriclla, Kamareddy, Kothagudem districts they will discuss with concerned districts Joint Collectors and sort out the problem. Lot allotment would be made to millers even if it is less than 6 ACKs. On acceptance of rice in Gunny Bags of 2017-18 they will discuss at Delhi and will take decision.


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