Maharashtra to pay 30 rupees/100 kg extra for milling procured rice.

Maharashtra will pay rice millers 30 rupees per 100 kg over and above the Centre-fixed 10 rupees per 100 kg for raw rice and the mandatory 20 rupees for parboiled rice. The additional payment will be eligible for milling of rice procured in kharif and rabi seasons of 2016-17 and beyond. The rates had not been revised since 2005-06, and from 2015-16, the state decided to make additional payment to prevent rice mills from discontinuing operations.