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Bhubaneswar: The impact of demonetisation is most evident in farmers case who have already sold paddy worth Rs 525 crores. But even with Rs 409 crores deposited in farmers’ accounts they are not able to withdraw the money.

Paddy procurement has begun in nine districts and already 3.85 lakh metric tonne grains has been procured by Tuesday. Food supplies and consumer welfare minister Sanjay Das Burma informed that farmers are being paid online immediately after procurement. But owing to the restrictions on withdrawal and lack of enough new notes, the farmers are not able to withdraw this money.

As of now over 53,000 farmers have taken part in the procurement of Kharif season. On Monday, Rs 100 crores were transferred to farmers accounts. However, the farmers are not able to withdraw the money and do not have enough finances to even hire vehicles to carry their produce to the mandi.

The restrictions for paddy sale upto three kgs per head per family in Koraput, Sambalpur and Bargarh have been relaxed by the state government with immediate effect, said minister Das Burma.

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