The District Collector of Wanaparthy, Tejas Nandalal Pawar, and other officials held a meeting to prepare for buying Yasangi grain in the 2022-23 season. The meeting took place on Saturday at the District IDOC meeting hall. The Collector emphasized the importance of having a plan in advance to avoid shortages.
During Yasangi season, the estimated purchase of paddy is expected to be 4 lakh tonnes, with grade A paddy priced at Rs 2,060/- and normal paddy priced at Rs 2,040/-. The district has set up 244 grain purchase centers, and the grains should be purchased according to the plan. Paddy harvesting will start from the third week of April.
The Collector instructed officials to arrange for 1 crore gunny bags to buy grain in Yasangi season. Currently, 40 lakh gunny bags are available. Tarpaulins, weighing machines, mine bags, and drinking water transport infrastructure should also be set up. Officials must give receipts to farmers immediately after buying grain. A control room should be arranged to ensure that there is no shortage of porters.
The Collector also mentioned that all political party leaders, chairmen, CEOs, and district officials will organize the Yasang Avagana conference in 2022-23 regarding rice collection.