Telangana hints at shutting down village-level paddy procurement centres

The Telangana government, which experienced introduced village-degree paddy procurement final summer season, has hinted at closing down these procurement centres from this rabi time.

Telangana Agriculture and Marketing and advertising Minister S Niranjan Reddy has questioned the officials to inform the farmers properly forward of the rabi advertising and marketing time that the Condition government may well not open procurement centres this time.

Nonetheless, there is no clarity nonetheless on regardless of whether the Condition Authorities will totally end the procurement or it is going to end the procurement at the village degree as it did throughout final summer season.

At a recent critique meeting, Main Minister K Chandrashekar Rao explained that there was no require for the government to established up procurement centres at the village degree. “What we did in the summer season was just a just one-off gesture to help farmers deal with the problems posed by the pandemic.”

Sector buys

“The farmers even now can choose their deliver to the 191 key agricultural marketyards and 72 sub-marketyards in various pieces of the Condition,” a Authorities formal explained.

This implies that the government is not going for procurement by opening getting centres. In the summer season, the Condition expended ₹30,000 crore on procuring all the agricultural deliver (paddy and maize). It opened village-degree procurement centres to help the farmers prevail over logistics hurdles throughout the Covid-19 outbreak.

Farmers’ demand from customers

“The Authorities must be certain purchase of the deliver this rabi time. It cannot wash its palms off the procurement totally,” S Malla Reddy, Vice-President of All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has explained.

In the kharif time, the Authorities so far has procured 60 lakh tonnes of paddy by paying about ₹8,900 crore. All through the time, the Condition expects to deliver one.thirteen lakh tonnes of paddy as the farmers grew the crop on 54 lakh acres.