Official sources claim paddy procurement in Odisha has been a great success in 2011-12 and Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) have played an important role.
Out of total 42.38 lakh MT of paddy procured so far, PACS have collected 37.30 lakh MT the lion’s share of the whole procurement.
PACS counting 1,858 in all had opened more than two thousand purchase centers in the state. The agencies like MARKFED, NAFED, TDCC and FCI also participated in the grain procurement drive in Odisha.
According to sources, it is mainly the efforts of the cooperative societies that have led to successful paddy procurement in the state