The Civil Materials Department of Telangana Authorities has procured forty two lakh tonnes of paddy from the kharif harvest so far. The mixture price of the develop is place at about ₹8,two hundred crore.
The Foodstuff Corporation of India (FCI) has agreed to procure sixty lakh tonnes of paddy (or 40 lakh tonnes of rice) from Telangana from the Kharif time.
Although the Condition Authorities statements that the procurement level is increased than that of very last year’s level, the Opposition parties and farmers’ unions have alleged that the rate of procurement is very gradual.
“The procurement of forty two lakh tonnes is 30 per cent additional than what we procured by now very last 12 months,” a senior Civil Materials Ministry official claimed.
He claimed the Condition opened 6,775 procurement centres and has disbursed ₹5,550 crore so far.
The Condition expects a complete manufacturing of one.6 crore tonnes of paddy this 12 months as the farmers grew the staple foodstuff crop in 61 lakh acres.
The Centre, nonetheless, disputed this figure and executed a survey utilizing satellite pictures and asserted that the area underneath paddy was fifty eight lakh acres.
In an open up letter to the farmers recently, State’s Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy claimed that the area underneath paddy experienced long gone up significantly at any time due to the fact the Condition was fashioned in 2014.
“The complete area underneath paddy in the two seasons (kharif and rabi) was only 35 lakh acres. This has long gone up to 104 lakh acres in 2020-21. The output way too saw witnessed a phenomenal expansion. It went up to three crore tonnes from 68 lakh tonnes during the period,” he claimed.