Another paddy battle on cards
Hyderabad: The Telangana government is prepared to secure horns with the Centre once more. The rejection of the Centre to get raw rice from the millers has actually distressed the stategovernment Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has actually asked the authorities for an in-depth record on the condition of paddy purchase in the state.
According to the authorities, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) stopped purchase of rice 2 weeks back because there was an inequality in the purchase and also supply of rice from the state government to the FCI throughout the last 2 periods. FCI authorities stated a number of problems were gotten claiming that almost 4.50 lakh paddy bags have actually gone missing out on in the last 2 farming periods. “A shortage of 1.96 lakh bags of paddy was detected in 2020-2021, and 2.57 lakh bags in 2021-2022 Kharif season. About 40 rice mills were allegedly involved in the missing of paddy bags,” they stated.
The FCI authorities checked out the supply factors in the rice mills which were allowed for custom-made milling and also located abnormalities. Taking significant sight of this, the Central authorities quit the purchase procedure. As an outcome, rice supplies were accumulating in the mills and also paddy supplies in the market lawns. Nearly, 30 lakh statistics tonnes of paddy were yet to be dealt with.
Officials of the State Civil Supplies Department stated the Centre additionally quit launching Rs 19,000 crore to Telangana to pay the farmers from whom paddy was acquired throughout the Rabi period. As millers quit milling, lakhs of employees went out of work. On the various other hand, farmers were dealing with difficulties to proceed with the farming tasks throughout this Kharif period which has actually simply started because of non- launch of funds.
Meanwhile, State Finance minister T Harish Rao and also Civil Supplies Minister G Kamalakar held a conference with the authorities, participated in by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, on paddy purchase at the Secretariat onFriday The authorities were active preparing a different device to deal with the paddy purchase problems at the earliest.