Anuppur . Strict monitoring of paddy procurement is being done in the district. Apart from the registered farmers at all procurement centers, instructions have been given not to buy paddy along with ban on the entry of farmers or traders.
For this, along with the nodal officer at the procurement center, a monitoring team has also been set up at the borders. Despite this, paddy is being sold by traders in connivance with the employees at procurement centers during the night.
On the complaint of one such case, on Sunday, the team of District Food Supply Department raided the house of a grocery trader of Dhiraul village and took action to seize about 480 kattis, about 192 quintals of paddy. In which the department has prepared confiscation and Panchnama and handed over the paddy to the trader and submitted the investigation report in the Collector’s court.
District Food Junior Supply Officer Pradeep Kumar Dwivedi said that information was being received in this regard that some traders of Dhiraul village buy paddy from farmers during the day and store it and selling it at procurement centers during the night.
On Sunday, raids were conducted in the warehouse behind the shop of grocery trader Lala Gupta in Dhiraul village. During this, Junior Supply Officer Seema Sinha reached inside the godown and found about 480 Katti (192) quintals of paddy illegally stored. Which was confiscated on the spot. Junior Supply Officers Pradeep Dwivedi and Seema Sinha said that the names of some more traders have come to the fore, against whom action is to be taken.
So far 812 quintals of illegal paddy seized
So far 812 quintals of illegal paddy has been confiscated by the department. In this, on December 10, the District Food Supply Department seized 374.15 quintals of illegally stored paddy by taking action at three places in the municipality Anuppur area itself. In which 881 Katti (396.45) quintals of paddy was found from Dwarka Prasad Gupta’s shop cum house in Ward No. 14 Old Basti. Of these, 736 katti (331.45) quintals of paddy were illegally stored.
In ward number 14 Basti road itself, driver Rishabh Gupta was found illegally transporting 38 katti (about 17.10) quintals of paddy from vehicle number MP 65 L 0128 jeep. Whereas 64 Katti (25.60) quintals of paddy was also confiscated in the shop cum house of ward number 11 Basti Road grocery trader Anil Gupta.
Prior to that, 447.75 quintals of paddy from Kamlesh Sahu’s place in village Chhilpa and 54 quintals of paddy from Abhimanyu Sahu’s and 12.60 quintals from Rahul Agarwal in ward no. 5, Kotma on November 22, 58.95 from Vivek Panika’s place in village Funga on December 6. quintals of paddy and 186.30 quintals of paddy were confiscated from Ramesh Gupta in village Mantolia on 7th December.