Telangana hints at shutting down village-level paddy procurement centres

The Telangana federal government, which experienced introduced village-stage paddy procurement last summertime, has hinted at closing down these procurement centres from this rabi year.

Telangana Agriculture and Marketing and advertising Minister S Niranjan Reddy has asked the officers to explain to the farmers very well forward of the rabi internet marketing year that the Point out federal government could not open up procurement centres this time.

On the other hand, there is no clarity however on irrespective of whether the Point out Governing administration will totally stop the procurement or it is going to stop the procurement at the village stage as it did all through last summertime.

At a current overview conference, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao explained that there was no need for the federal government to established up procurement centres at the village stage. “What we did in the summertime was just a a single-off gesture to help farmers experience the difficulties posed by the pandemic.”

Marketplace purchases

“The farmers still can choose their create to the 191 major agricultural marketyards and 72 sub-marketyards in different components of the Point out,” a Governing administration formal explained.

This indicates that the federal government is not going for procurement by opening buying centres. In the summertime, the Point out spent ₹30,000 crore on procuring all the agricultural create (paddy and maize). It opened village-stage procurement centres to help the farmers overcome logistics hurdles all through the Covid-19 outbreak.

Farmers’ demand

“The Governing administration must assure acquire of the create this rabi year. It just cannot clean its hands off the procurement totally,” S Malla Reddy, Vice-President of All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has explained.

In the kharif year, the Governing administration so significantly has procured sixty lakh tonnes of paddy by spending about ₹8,900 crore. Throughout the year, the Point out expects to create one.13 lakh tonnes of paddy as the farmers grew the crop on fifty four lakh acres.