Telangana hints at shutting down village-level paddy procurement centres

Joseph B. Hash

The Telangana authorities, which had released village-level paddy procurement past summer time, has hinted at closing down these procurement centres from this rabi period. Telangana Agriculture and Promoting Minister S Niranjan Reddy has questioned the officers to tell the farmers very well ahead of the rabi promoting period that the […]

The Telangana authorities, which had released village-level paddy procurement past summer time, has hinted at closing down these procurement centres from this rabi period.

Telangana Agriculture and Promoting Minister S Niranjan Reddy has questioned the officers to tell the farmers very well ahead of the rabi promoting period that the Point out authorities may well not open procurement centres this time.

Even so, there is no clarity yet on irrespective of whether the Point out Authorities will absolutely end the procurement or it is going to end the procurement at the village level as it did through past summer time.

At a the latest review meeting, Main Minister K Chandrashekar Rao reported that there was no have to have for the authorities to established up procurement centres at the village level. “What we did in the summer time was just a one particular-off gesture to support farmers confront the difficulties posed by the pandemic.”

Current market buys

“The farmers even now can take their produce to the 191 main agricultural marketyards and seventy two sub-marketyards in distinctive elements of the Point out,” a Authorities formal reported.

This indicates that the authorities is not going for procurement by opening purchasing centres. In the summer time, the Point out spent ₹30,000 crore on procuring all the agricultural produce (paddy and maize). It opened village-level procurement centres to support the farmers overcome logistics hurdles through the Covid-19 outbreak.

Farmers’ need

“The Authorities should make sure buy of the produce this rabi period. It just can’t clean its arms off the procurement absolutely,” S Malla Reddy, Vice-President of All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has reported.

In the kharif period, the Authorities so much has procured sixty lakh tonnes of paddy by paying out about ₹8,900 crore. All through the period, the Point out expects to produce one.thirteen lakh tonnes of paddy as the farmers grew the crop on 54 lakh acres.

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