Bhubaneswar: The final list of farmers who have registered under Paddy Procurement Automation System (P-PAS) to sell paddy during the kharif season will be released on September 22 informed Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Wednesday.
Swain said that the extended deadline for online registration came to an end on Tuesday and after discussion with 18 officers of the department who had visited 30 districts decision has been taken not to extend the deadline further.
However, five more days have been given to complete the data entry process. While a total of 11,56,130 farmers have so far been listed in the system, the final list will be released on September 22.
After release of the list, the department will invite objections from farmers, farmers’ organisations and public for seven days. Following it the complaints will be verified and reconciliated and finally the procurement will start from November 1.