AIKS urges govt to take over paddy procurement

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Kozhikode, Oct 16 (UNI) The pro-CPI All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) today urged the Kerala government to take over paddy procurement to end the monopoly of private players in the field.

AIKS State Council in a release here said paddy procurement should be entrusted to government agencies such as Ware Housing Corporation and Civil Supplies Corporation to check blackmarketing and illegal trade practices by private players.

This would also ensure timely payment of support price to farmers, the release added.


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