Step up paddy and maize procurement, AICC tells Telangana CM

The Congress has asked the Telangana federal government to stage up attempts to procure paddy and maize to assist farmers tide more than the disaster.

“The federal government has promised that it would open up seven,five hundred procurement centres to invest in the total of rabi develop. But it opened only four,380 procurement centres,” he said.

He alleged that the farmers ended up facing challenges as procurement was not going on at complete scale.

“The federal government wants to ramp up paddy procurement at a substantially higher degree. In the absence of the government’s paddy procurement centres, farmers are pressured to offer their develop to non-public rice millers at lesser costs,” Sravan Dasoju, the All-India Congress Committee spokesman, has said.

“The farming community has been the worst strike because of to the lockdown and wants urgent interest from the federal government,” he said in a letter prepared to the Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao.

“Though the federal government of Telangana, reportedly, is producing attempts to choose up procurement of agriculture develop to the position of saturation, the scenario at floor degree has been unique,” he said.

As in opposition to the regular rabi sowing space of 31.fifty eight lakh acres, the farmers grew crops in 53.sixty eight lakh acres, demonstrating a expansion of 70 for every cent in the space.

When paddy was grown in 39.24 lakh acres (as in opposition to regular space of sixteen.89 lakh acres), maize was grown in 6.21 lakh acres and bengal gram 3.28 lakh acres, major to a considerable increase in the agricultural develop.

The AICC spokesperson also said that there is a scarcity of gunny luggage, producing it tricky for farmers to offer the develop.

He said the scenario with regard to maize procurement, too, wants to be enhanced.

The Point out produced about 18.60 lakh tonnes of maize. “But the federal government could procure only one.thirty lakh tonnes only,” he said.