Raipur. Action is being taken against 9 rice millers who were negligent in depositing custom milling rice in Food Corporation of India and Civil Supplies Corporation on time in Gaurela Pendra Marwahi district. District Food Officer Shweta Aggarwal said that physical verification was done in rice mills by a joint team of Tehsildar, Cooperative Extension Officer, Food Inspectors and Markfed officials.
A total of 2 lakh 5 thousand 229.20 quintals of paddy was seized after matching the quantity of paddy found in physical verification with the online report and found less. The Food Officer told that Messrs. J.P. The quantity of paddy and rice was matched in the physical verification at the rice mill of Agarwal Sons Cold Storage Pvt Ltd Ajni Gorela. According to the online report, 20041.20 quintals of paddy was seized as the stock of paddy and rice was not found.
Similarly, 18650 quintals of paddy was seized in the rice mill of M/s JP Aggarwal Agrotech Anjani Gorela, when the quantity of paddy and rice was found to be less than compared with the online report. 38892 quintal paddy in the rice mill of M/s Garg Food Products Gorela, 33292 quintal paddy in the rice mill of M/s Maa Narmada Agrotech Gorela, 74210 quintal paddy in the rice mill of M/s Maa Narmada Rice Product Gorela, 74210 quintal paddy in the rice mill of M/s Shree Lakshmi Agro Industries Pendra 11493 quintal paddy, 2965.60 quintal paddy in the rice mill of M/s Daksh Foodries Pendra, 640 quintal paddy in the rice mill of M/s Shivani Traders Pendra and M/s Buaji Firms Pvt. Ltd. 7044.80 quintal paddy was seized in Rice Mill of Pendra.
Due to reduction in the quantity of paddy, action has been taken to confiscate the quantity of paddy physically found in the mill by Tehsildar Gourla and Pendra. The food officer told that the record of paddy and rice has not been maintained by the rice millers. Also, the monthly return has not been provided by the rice millers to the Food Department.
Action is being taken to confiscate the seized paddy and to blacklist the millers by filing a case in the collector’s court for violating the provisions of Chhattisgarh custom milling rice procurement against all the concerned rice millers.