November 14, 2015
WB Govt to set up 16000 rice procurement camps
West Bengal Government will assign around 700 officials to supervise and organise rice procurement camps in several blocks of the State. Procurement will commence on November 20.
Last year the State government has procured 22 lakh metric tonnes of rice. This year around 16000 camps will be set up.
“We are deploying 900 civic volunteers who will help police during the rice procurement,” said Food & Supplies Minister Jyotipriya Mullick.
The State government has also urged the FCI to procure rice for the state.