Ending weeks of uncertainty and speculation, the Telangana Governing administration has said it will procure paddy and make sure farmers get least aid cost (MSP) for paddy for the rabi make.
“We are planning to introduce a controlled method whereby the farmers will be provided coupons. They can go to the marketplaces and sell their make at the FCI procurement counters,” Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said.
Addressing the discussion on motion of thanks on the Governor’s speech on Wednesday, he said the Governing administration would open up procurement centres in the areas exactly where Covid situations are high and in the hinterlands.
Preliminary estimates put the paddy output in the Point out in the rabi period at just one crore tonnes, with the farmers growing the crop on a document spot of 52 lakh acres.
“You require not fret about promoting of the make. I desire the situation will strengthen from subsequent calendar year and the farmers will be in a position to sell their make at the marketyards,” he said.
Stating that he just can’t talk a great deal on an problem at it is sub-judice, he said there was all round uncertainty about the new (agri) laws. “We really do not which way it will go. The Supreme Courtroom has stayed the laws,” he said.
“When Parliament would make a regulation, the States are obliged to stick to it,” he said, arguing that there was no way the Point out can oppose the Central agri laws.
He alleged the successive governments at the Centre had encroached on State’s topics in the Concurrent List.
He, having said that, said that the Point out would go on to run the marketing and advertising committees even if the Central laws termed for elimination of such committees.
He said the Point out procured all of the make from the kharif at the farm gate to help farmers all through the Covid pandemic.