Tripura – FCI begins paddy procurement from state farmers for the 1st time!
Farmers of Boxanagar, Mohanbhog, Nalchhar and Kathalia blocks registered with the Agriculture department will be selling a total of 367 metric tons of paddy to FCI.
FCI is procuring paddy at Rs. 1750 per quintal whereas price at open market of Sonamura is Rs. 1450 per quintal. This will prove to be a major boost to the farmers in getting a direct benefit of Rs. 300 per quintal.
It may be mentioned that this is the first time in the history of Tripura, Food Corporation of India (FCI) is procuring paddy from farmers.