Demanding withdrawal of e-procurement system in Direct Procurement Centres (DPCs), PR Pandian, President of the coordination committee of All Tamil Nadu Farmers Association on Saturday said that heaps of paddy have been accumulated due to the practical difficulties in the e-procurement system that includes procurement limitations set for a day.
In such backdrop, the farmers undertake the mechanized harvest system through which at least 2,000 bags are harvested per day. Though the DPCs are asked to procure 1,000 bags per day, the practical difficulty has made the DPCs procure only 500 bags. Hence, the farmers are worried about the excess quantity of paddy accumulated in the DPCs that may go waste. Hence, he appealed to the State to withdraw the e-procurement process until the practical difficulties are rectified. Till then, the State should instruct the DPCs to follow the manual process, PR Pandian appealed.