Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain asked officers to ensure necessary preparations and proper management at all paddy procurement centres.
Holding a virtual review meeting on Thursday, Jain said that paddy procurement from farmers will begin on minimum support price from November 1 for kharif marketing year 2022-23.
He reviewed farmers' registration, acreage, production, custom milling, transportation and financial arrangements. The target of paddy procurement is 1.10 lakh metric tonnes. The registration of new farmers will be on till October 31.
He asked officers to ensure adequate arrangements for gunny bags. Their distribution should be done at all the procurement centres based on their quantity of procurement.
The farmers who opted for crop rotation should be identified and their production verified by September 30.
The contract for transportation of paddy should be completed by October 15. A special team must be constituted to monitor the paddy procurement centres in the border areas of the state, Jain added.