nThe cabinet subcommittee, formed by chief minister to monitor paddy procurement and to suggest the way how to disburse Rs 2500 to farmers for per quintal of paddy, held its meeting on Monday.
Head of the subcommittee, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey, later informed media persons that the subcommittee has decided in the meeting to remove the bindings of 3 tokens and also the limit for sale of paddy. To ensure hassle-free procurement the subcommittee also decided to open a new procurement centres across the state to facilitate the farmers, he added.
On how they would pay farmers Rs 2500 per quintal of paddy as per their poll promise, the minister said they have discussed the issue and similar arrangements in neigbouring states of Odisha and Telangana were studied.
A decision in this regard would be taken in further meeting and the required recommendation would be given to the state government later on, he said.