FCI Asks Orissa To Procure Paddy Directly

Bhubaneswar, July 30: | Updated: Jul 31 2003, 05:30am hrs
The pressure is building on the Orissa government to take up procurement of paddy directly from the farmers in the state. The Food Corporation of India (FCI). in a move to decentralise the process, has asked the Orissa government to make arrangements for direct procurement from the farmers this kharif season . Managing director of FCI VK Malhotra has said the onus of procurement directly from the farmers cannot be placed only on FCI.