In the first video conferencing meet chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today, he directed the officials to ensure procurement of paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal in compliance with the Congress manifesto.
CM Bhupesh Baghel chaired the meeting of district Collectors and Superintendents of Police today.
He directed the officials to remain vigilant against bringing in of paddy from other states, especially from neighboring ones.
He was told that Balrampur officials have intercepted three trucks laden with paddy, possibly from other states.
CM Bhupesh Baghel also directed the administration to carry out assessment of the losses to the farmers due to untimely rain.
Meanwhile, cooperatives department Secretary Reeta Shandilya issued an order directing for short term loans from cooperative banks and Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank availed by farmers to be waived.>