Farm­ers have been paid all dues: TS

Deccan Chronicle - - POLITICS - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT HY­DER­ABAD, JUNE 14

The Te­lan­gana state gov­ern­ment has com­pleted pay­ments to farm­ers from whom it had pur­chased paddy dur­ing the Rabi sea­son.

Civil sup­plies com­mis­sioner Akun Sab­har­wal on Thursday said all pay­ments were made on­line into the farm­ers’ bank ac­counts.

Mr Sab­har­wal said the gov­ern­ment had pro­cured 35.25 lakh met­ric tonnes of paddy from 6.11 lakh farm­ers at 3,313 pur­chase cen­tres. The to­tal value of the paddy was `5,601.97 crore.

“The Civil Sup­plies Cor­po­ra­tion has re­leased the funds to all the dis­tricts. On Thursday, `349 crore was re­leased to the dis­tricts. With this cent per cent pay­ment to farm­ers has been com­pleted. This `349 crore will be de­posited in farm­ers ac­counts in one or two bank work­ing days,” Mr Sab­har­wal said.

In view of the fes­ti­val, pay­ments to farm­ers, work­ers, trans­porters and for gunny bags had been com­pleted.

With­out any in­volve­ment of mid­dle­men all the pay­ments were made to farm­ers di­rectly through on­line at Min­i­mum Sup­port Price.

Mr Sab­har­wal said suf­fi­cient funds were avail­able with Civil Sup­plies Cor­po­ra­tion to make all pay­ments in time.

On Thursday, `349 crore was re­leased to the dis­tricts. With this cent per cent pay­ment to farm­ers has been com­pleted. This `349 crore will be de­posited in farm­ers ac­counts in one or two bank work­ing days. — AKUN SAB­HAR­WAL, Civil sup­plies com­mis­sioner

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