Wednesday, July 17, 2024

CCTV To Be Installed In Mandis Across Odisha For Transparent Paddy Transport – N.F Times

Bhubaneswar: The closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed in all the Mandis in Odisha for transparent paddy transport, the Minister of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Krushna Chandra Patra informed on Saturday.

Additionally, GPS systems will be installed in the vehicles transporting paddy from the procurement centres to the millers.

CCTV cameras will closely monitor paddy movement in the mandis, while GPS systems will track vehicle locations in real-time. This will enable authorities to verify whether paddy is being transported efficiently and legitimately.

Stating that this project will be implemented in two months, the Minister said there is also a proposal to set up cold storage units in each block of the state.

“In a bid to enhance transparency and prevent corruption, the state government has decided to install CCTV cameras in all the mandis and GPS systems in vehicles transporting paddy from the mandis to mills. Technology will be used to prevent corruption and ensure transparency in the transportation of paddy. CCTV cameras will be installed in the mandis to monitor the movement of the paddy, and GPS systems will be installed in the vehicles to track their location. District collectors have been informed in this regard. The plan will be executed in two months. Besides, plans are afoot to open cold storage at every block,” said Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Krushna Chandra Patra.

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