End of the road for parboiled rice from Telangana?

Elvera Bartels

The Telangana authorities has said that the concept is loud and very clear that the Centre is not heading to procure parboiled rice from Telangana in potential.

The large-degree Telangana Govt crew led by Main Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, which is presently in New Delhi, said the Union Govt indicated to it that it is not heading to purchase parboiled rice from the Condition.

“The Union Govt has created it very clear that it is not heading to purchase the parboiled rice. It is the conclude of the highway for the rabi rice,” an formal from the Main Minister’s Business office said.

Why FCI does not want to procure parboiled rice from Telangana

The delegation, which includes 3 Ministers, 10 Customers of Parliament, Main Secretary Somesh Kumar and a couple of other major officials, is in Delhi, seeking to meet Key Minister Narendra Modi, Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

The most important demands of the Condition authorities include clarity on no matter if the Centre would procure the rabi rice and an assurance that it would announce an once-a-year system of procurement nicely in advance of the agricultural season.

With sowing stage for rabi season getting started, farmers in the Condition are eagerly waiting around for a remaining phrase on the paddy procurement.

The Centre had knowledgeable the Condition authorities early this 12 months that it can’t purchase parboiled rice mainly because of the substantial pile of stocks, which can get treatment of the country’s requirements for the next four-five several years.

“If they say, the farmers will have to swap to alternative crops,” a senior Condition authorities formal said.

Boost generation of ricebran oil, fortified rice: Centre to Telangana

Rabi sowings have started in the Condition with pulses and oilseeds taking first gains. As they await the Centre’s determination, farmers have not started paddy sowings however.

The delegation, sans the Main Minister, satisfied Piyush Goyal and Tomar Tuesday evening. The talks continue to be inconclusive. The two sides are heading to meet once again on November 26.

Kharif rice

The Condition is also inquiring the Union Govt to boost the paddy procurement goal from the present sixty lakh tonnes (which is about forty lakh tonnes of rice) as the arrivals are predicted to be pretty large. “They said they will get back to us on November 26 on this,” the CMO formal said.

The Condition demanded that the Union Govt arrive out on once-a-year procurement nicely in advance of the agricultural 12 months to assistance it get ready nicely for the kharif and rabi seasons.

“The Centre has liked the thought and felt that it is implementable,” he said.

Paddy area figures

Even as the Condition and Centre are engaged in talks with regard to rabi rice, kharif procurement much too faces some challenges.

When the Condition authorities claimed that the paddy area in the just-concluded kharif is 62.thirteen lakh acres, the Centre applied satellite photographs and concluded that the area was 58.66 lakh acres.

The Condition desires the Centre to boost the kharif procurement goal in purchase to assistance farmers who grew extra paddy this 12 months.

The Condition expects full generation of one.65 crore tonnes of paddy from the kharif season.

Next Post

Using Kisan Rail, farmers move GI-tagged Vazhakkulam pineapple to Delhi

Utilising the chances made available by Kisan Rail in transferring cargoes, All Kerala Pineapple Farmers Association has dispatched a consignment of GI-tagged Vazhakkulam pineapple from Kochi to Delhi by rail for the very first time. Much less transportation time Typically, pineapple is getting despatched to North India by highway in […]