Bhubaneawar: Odisha government has initiated the process of kharif paddy procurement for the 2020-21 season by inviting farmers to register their names.

The State food minister, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Thursday said that the registration of farmers would be started from August 1 and the last date for name registration is 31st August, 2020.

The minister said the procurement would start from November first week and would continue till 31st March 2021.