Agril Deptt issues notice for bonus distribution

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Sep 2017 10:38:15


 

 

Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

The bonus announcement made by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh earlier during a press conference was brought into compliance by the Agriculture department within a period of few hours.


The Agriculture department in the afternoon issued notification stating that the State Government will be distributing Rs 300 per quintal as bonus against paddy procured from farmers under Minimum Support Price
during the Kharif Marketing year 2016-17.


The notification further stated that information regarding eligibility, process of payments and installments will be notified later on. The notification has been issued to the Food Controller, Registrar of Cooperative societies and Director Agriculture, MDs of State Cooperative Bank and State Seed and Agriculture Development Corporation, all Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors. It is worth mentioning here that the Chief Minister had announced that Rs 2,100 crore will be distributed as bonus to the 13 lakh farmers against paddy procurement under MSP during 2016-17. It is worth mentioning here that during this period 69.59 lakh MT paddy had been procured under MSP.


Meanwhile, sources have averred that the maximum amount of bonus to the tune of Rs 210 crore will be distributed in Janjgir-Champa district against procurement of 7.04 lakh MT paddy. In Mahasamund, Rs 180 crore will be distributed as bonus against procurement of 6.13 lakh MT. Similarly, in Baloda Bazar district Rs 166 crore will be distributed against procurement of 5.55 lakh MT paddy,in Rajnandgaon Rs 155 crore will be distributed against procurement of 5.17 lakh MT paddy. In Raigarh Rs 130 crore will be distributed against procurement of 4.26 lakh MT paddy. In Bemetara against procurement of 3.85 lakh MT paddy bonus of Rs 115 crore will be distributed.


In Surguja division, 5 lakh MT paddy was procured from five districts including Surguja, Jashpur, Balrampur, Koriya and Surajpur against which Rs 150 crore will be distributed. In Bastar division, 2 lakh MT paddy had been procured and Rs 60 crore will be distributed as bonus.