Lucknow: Paddy procurement will start from October 1 in western Uttar Pradesh and Bundelkhand and in eastern Uttar Pradesh from November 1. Farmers are now being asked to register online for the sale of their paddy. Registration of farmers will be done online on Food Department’s portal. For any help, farmers can contact on toll free number 1800-1800-150
Under the Minimum Support Price scheme direct paddy will be supplied from farmers. Purchase will be made. It is mandatory for farmers to register online for transparent paddy procurement system under computerized system. Farmers will have to make online registration on the Food Department’s portal.
Giving this information, Additional Commissioner (Marketing) Arun Kumar Singh said that farmers will be able to register for paddy this year after filling the OTP sent on Aadhaar number and mobile number mentioned in Aadhaar.
He told that this year the farmers will be paid the price of paddy in their Aadhaar linked bank account, so the bank account in which the farmer wants to receive the payment will have to be linked with Aadhaar.
Additional Commissioner informed that farmers can contact toll free number 1800-1800-150 or District Food Marketing Officer of concerned district, Regional Marketing Officer of Tehsil or Marketing Inspector of Block for any assistance.