Farmers advised against distress sale of paddy in Kothagudem (Telangana).

Paddy farmers of establishing purchase centres within their reach and advised them against making a distress sale of paddy to the middlemen and reviewing arrangements for lifting paddy with officials of Civil Supplies department, rice millers, market committee secretaries. Civil Supplies officials to equip the paddy purchase centres with instruments that measure moisture content in paddy, scales. Rice millers to mill the paddy and supply fine rice to the social welfare hostels and government schools and 45 paddy purchase centres were being established in the district.