The Bhupesh Baghel-led state government has started paddy procurement from December 1 at the support price, it has announced. Paddy procurement has been a political and social issue in the state. The state government is not allowing any kind of reduction in paddy procurement amid the Covid-19 crisis. Paddy is the major crop of Chhattisgarh, which is referred to as the Rice Bowl of India.
Farmers debt worth Rs 9,000 crores waived
The state govt has waived agricultural loans worth Rs 9,000 crores