Telangana procures 42 lakh tonnes of paddy

The Civil Materials Section of Telangana Authorities has procured 42 lakh tonnes of paddy from the kharif harvest so much. The mixture worth of the develop is put at about ₹8,two hundred crore.

The Food Company of India (FCI) has agreed to procure 60 lakh tonnes of paddy (or forty lakh tonnes of rice) from Telangana from the Kharif period.

When the Condition Authorities claims that the procurement degree is higher than that of final year’s degree, the Opposition parties and farmers’ unions have alleged that the speed of procurement is really slow.

“The procurement of 42 lakh tonnes is 30 for every cent more than what we procured by now final yr,” a senior Civil Materials Ministry official stated.

He stated the Condition opened six,775 procurement centres and has disbursed ₹5,550 crore so much.

The Condition expects a whole manufacturing of one.six crore tonnes of paddy this yr as the farmers grew the staple meals crop in sixty one lakh acres.

The Centre, nevertheless, disputed this determine and carried out a study working with satellite pictures and asserted that the space under paddy was 58 lakh acres.

In an open up letter to the farmers not too long ago, State’s Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy stated that the space under paddy had absent up significantly ever given that the Condition was fashioned in 2014.

“The whole space under paddy in the two seasons (kharif and rabi) was only 35 lakh acres. This has absent up to 104 lakh acres in 2020-21. The output far too noticed witnessed a phenomenal expansion. It went up to 3 crore tonnes from sixty eight lakh tonnes during the interval,” he stated.