Some 36 Rice Millers from various districts assembled on 15th November, 2004 at Hotel Crown and “ALL ORISSA RICE MILLERS ASSOCIATION” was formed. The spontaneous decision was full of enthusiasm and the Rice Millers present during this occasion, represented all age group of millers. There were veterans like Sri Ramkaran Agarwala of Agarwalla Brothers Rice Mill, Bhadrak and Sri Dharam Singh of Shree Pohpsing Rice Mill, Bhadrak along with probably the youngest and Childish Amit Kumar Lath of Lath Rice Products, Bargarh. All these Members must have been feeling proud to be the Founding Members of this Association.
Sri Santosh Kr. Panda from Bolangir was elected as the First President of this Association while Sri Santosh Kr. Agrawal from Chandbali, Bhadrak was elected as its First Secretary along with Sri Santosh Sonthalia of Bhubaneswar, Sri Ganesh Agarwal of Sambalpur, Sri Sekhar Mohapatra of Bhadrak as Joint Secretaries and Sri Raj Kishore Agarwal of Bhadrak as Treasurer. Initially, this Association functioned from the Premises of Agarwala Brothers Rice Mill, Bhadrak till being shifted to the Premises of M/s. Sonthalia Food Products Ltd. at Mancheswar Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar.We do not believe in the theory of confrontation unless otherwise compelled. We have been trying to put forth our grievances before the respective forum in a factual way on its merit and keep persuading the same till it is achieved.
We have been able to keep our heads high. We are constantly in touch with the State Government. We are co-operating the State Government in achieving an all time high procurement target. The scenario is now totally changed. We are proud to be part of a Food Grains Surplus State which was earlier termed as a deficit State being dependant on import of food grains from other States.
We are thankful to every body for their whole hearted support.