East Godavari Joint Collector (Revenue) G. Lakshmisha said that 2.14 lakh tons of rice were procured in the 2020-21 Rabi season.
The total rice yield in the season in the district is 13 lakh tons. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, he said, “Farmers don’t have to worry about the cloudy weather and rains that have been reported over the past two days. Farmers are guaranteed a minimum support price for the rice field with a moisture content below 17%. “
The rice is procured through the 375 centers monitored by the 885 Rythu Bharosa Kendras, where the farmers should register their harvest. A call center has been set up at the Collectorate to resolve grievances related to rice field purchases and farmers can call 88866-13611 if they have any problems or questions, he said.