Berhampur, Oct 28 (LocalWire): Over 5000 more farmers in Ganjam have been registered for the paddy procurement process this year.
The process is likely to begin from the first week of December.
While 1,34,462 farmers had registered their names last year, the number has increased to 1,39,648 this year, official sources said.
The date of the paddy procurement will be decided at the district level procurement committee (DLPC), which is likely to be held in the first week of next month, said chief civil supply officer (CCSO) Uma Shankar Pati.
CCSO said that it is not mandatory for all the registered farmers to sell their paddy in the government-run mandis.