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ONLINE PADDY PROCUREMENT IN 60 BLOCKS FROM DEC 1 Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR |
ONLINE PADDY PROCUREMENT IN 60 BLOCKS FROM DEC 1
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The PPAS system has been designed by the Odisha Modernising Economy Governance Administration (OMEGA) with the supported of the Department of International Development (DFID).
“Under the system, paddy procurement transactions will be recorded online and quick payments will be made to the concerned farmers. There will be no discrepancies and delay in payment,” explained an official, adding that 60 blocks were selected as they contribute around 60 per cent of total paddy procured in
The official further informed that the genuine farmers and their surplus paddy would be identified and information about them would be displayed in the website.
The PACS selected for PPAS include 45 PACS in four blocks of Balangir district. They are Patanagarh, Bolangir, Puintala and Balangir.
“We have told the selected PACS to arrange and keep ready a computer with printer, internet system and an inverter and send the details to the State Government,” an OMEGA official said.
Irregular electricity supply in rural areas might be a problem for smooth functioning of the system, apprehended some locals here. The State has since long been in need of such a system to benifit farmers and traders alike for more efficiency.