Hyderabad: The state government will not establish paddy supply centers during the ensuing Rabi season, as the Union government has ruled out removing parboiled rice from Telangana.
Revealing this at a press conference, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao criticized the Center for evading social responsibility.
The Telangana government does not have the financial capacity to buy paddy from farmers nor the infrastructure to store it, he said. However, the government will purchase all of the paddy produced during the current Kharif season. Rao said that although the Center has not agreed to increase the supply target beyond 40 lakh tonnes, the state government will buy all of the paddy despite the losses it has to bear. .
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He said the Center had agreed to purchase only 40 lakh tonnes during the current season, although production is expected to be 90 lakh tonnes. He warned that paddy not purchased by the Center during the current season would be dumped at the BJP offices and India Gate in Delhi.
KCR pointed out that during Rabi, only parboiled rice is grown due to the high temperatures in February-March.
The head of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) severely criticized the Center for not having set the annual target for raw rice that it will procure from the state. KCR pointed out that during Rabi, only parboiled rice is grown due to the high temperatures in February-March.
The Chief Minister Chief severely criticized the Center for not having set the annual target for raw rice that it will procure from the state.
“The government cannot look at every problem in terms of profit and loss. He also has a social responsibility, ”he said.
He said it is the Centre’s constitutional duty to purchase food grains, distribute them through the public distribution system (PDS) and maintain buffer stocks to ensure food security and make the country self-sufficient in the production of food grains.
He alleged that since the BJP came to power at the Center, it adopted “anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-middle class” policies.
He alleged that the BJP government killed 750 farmers by passing three farm laws and Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew and apologized to farmers for fear of losing elections in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the world. other states.
Stating that India ranks below Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal in the Global Hunger Index, he ridiculed the Centre’s claims it cannot buy more rice as stocks build up. . He said the Modi government should tackle the problem of hunger by distributing free rice to the needy.
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