Telangana hints at shutting down village-level paddy procurement centres

The Telangana government, which experienced released village-level paddy procurement past summer months, has hinted at

The Telangana government, which experienced released village-level paddy procurement past summer months, has hinted at closing down these procurement centres from this rabi season.

Telangana Agriculture and Marketing and advertising Minister S Niranjan Reddy has questioned the officials to notify the farmers properly in advance of the rabi marketing and advertising season that the Condition government may possibly not open procurement centres this time.

On the other hand, there is no clarity nevertheless on regardless of whether the Condition Government will completely halt the procurement or it is likely to halt the procurement at the village level as it did during past summer months.

At a the latest assessment conference, Main Minister K Chandrashekar Rao stated that there was no will need for the government to set up procurement centres at the village level. “What we did in the summer months was just a just one-off gesture to aid farmers confront the challenges posed by the pandemic.”

Sector purchases

“The farmers still can just take their make to the 191 key agricultural marketyards and seventy two sub-marketyards in different parts of the Condition,” a Government official stated.

This implies that the government is not likely for procurement by opening obtaining centres. In the summer months, the Condition used ₹30,000 crore on procuring all the agricultural make (paddy and maize). It opened village-level procurement centres to aid the farmers prevail over logistics hurdles during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Farmers’ demand

“The Government should be certain buy of the make this rabi season. It just cannot clean its palms off the procurement completely,” S Malla Reddy, Vice-President of All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has stated.

In the kharif season, the Government so considerably has procured 60 lakh tonnes of paddy by shelling out about ₹8,900 crore. All through the season, the Condition expects to make 1.13 lakh tonnes of paddy as the farmers grew the crop on 54 lakh acres.