June 23, 2024

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Telangana hints at shutting down village-level paddy procurement centres

The Telangana governing administration, which experienced introduced village-amount paddy procurement past summer, has hinted at closing down these procurement centres from this rabi season.

Telangana Agriculture and Advertising and marketing Minister S Niranjan Reddy has requested the officers to convey to the farmers well in advance of the rabi advertising season that the State governing administration may well not open procurement centres this time.

Even so, there is no clarity nevertheless on regardless of whether the State Governing administration will completely halt the procurement or it is likely to halt the procurement at the village amount as it did in the course of past summer.

At a the latest evaluate conference, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao explained that there was no need to have for the governing administration to established up procurement centres at the village amount. “What we did in the summer was just a a single-off gesture to aid farmers encounter the troubles posed by the pandemic.”

Market place purchases

“The farmers still can get their deliver to the 191 major agricultural marketyards and seventy two sub-marketyards in distinctive parts of the State,” a Governing administration official explained.

This indicates that the governing administration is not likely for procurement by opening purchasing centres. In the summer, the State spent ₹30,000 crore on procuring all the agricultural deliver (paddy and maize). It opened village-amount procurement centres to aid the farmers get over logistics hurdles in the course of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Farmers’ desire

“The Governing administration must ensure buy of the deliver this rabi season. It cannot wash its fingers off the procurement completely,” S Malla Reddy, Vice-President of All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has explained.

In the kharif season, the Governing administration so far has procured 60 lakh tonnes of paddy by spending about ₹8,900 crore. Throughout the season, the State expects to deliver 1.thirteen lakh tonnes of paddy as the farmers grew the crop on fifty four lakh acres.