Uttam: TRS govt, Centre collectively messed up paddy farmers in State
Hyderabad: Congress MP & & previous TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday declared that the TRS government and the Centre have jointly destroyed the paddy farmers of Telangana.
He stated that the Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Consumer Affairs, Food & & Public Distribution Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, in a respond to a concern increased by him in the Lok Sabha confessed that the Centre has actually considerably lowered the paddy purchase from theState
As per the stats of acquired paddy positioned in the Lok Sabha by the Union Minister, as versus 61.87 lakh statistics tonnes obtained in Rabi 2020-21, the Union government obtained simply 28.96 MLTs in Rabi 2021-22. “By reducing the procurement by more than 50 per cent, the Centre tried to throttle the livelihood of lakhs of paddy farmers of Telangana. Further, by remaining a mute spectator, TRS government played a heinous role in destroying the paddy farmers,” he declared.
In respond to Uttam’s concern on whether the purchase of rice in the Rabi plant of 2022 has actually been quit from Telangana, the Union Minister confessed that the rice invoice procedures were put on hold quickly from July 6 to 19 as a result of non-distribution of rice under PMKAY Phase- VI and also non-action versus default millers. “The BJP government is trying to mislead the people by saying that it did not stop procurement but suspended. The statistics clearly show that the procurement has been reduced by more than half affected lakhs of paddy farmers,” he stated.
The Congress leader required Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to clarify, “why no action was taken against the rice millers who procured paddy under custom milling and did not supply rice. Why is that even till today KCR is not acting against defaulted rice millers who have acquired government paddy running into hundreds of crores? Was it done deliberately to provide the BJP government with an excuse to stop paddy procurement from Telangana The CM must explain why ration card-holders were not supplied under the Prime Minister Gharib Kalyan Yojana, as mentioned by the Centre in the Lok Sabha in an answer today?” he asked.