Maharashtra plans to e-auction 5,966 tonne paddy from 2015-16 crop.

Maharashtra has decided to sell 5,966 tonne unmilled paddy from 2015-16 crop. The state government has appointed a panel which oversee and complete the e-auction within 30 days. The state had procured 15,102 tonne paddy from Thane, Raigad and Singhudurg districts out of total 343,168 tonne it had purchased in the entire state under price support scheme in 2015-16. Around 9,135 tonne paddy, procured in Konkan region, had already been milled and 5,966 tonne of unmilled paddy would now be sold via electronic auction.