Mills in the State are saddled with over 30 lakh tonnes of paddy; wants Centre to extend deadline by 3 months
The FCI’s direction comes a day after the State government wrote to the Centre asking it to extend the deadline by three months | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR
The Food Corporation of India has directed its regional offices in Telangana to not accept custom milled rice from the 2022-23 agricultural marketing season (kharif and rabi) after the September 30 deadline. The FCI’s direction comes a day after the State government wrote to the Union government asking it to extend the deadline by three months (up to December 2023).
The FCI, however, wanted the officials to treat its direction (on not accepting rice from the State) as the “most important and top priority” as the deadline is coming to an end in two days.