Telangana procures 60 lakh tonnes of paddy

The Civil Provides Section of Telangana has accomplished procurement of sixty lakh tonnes, meeting the goal established by the Foods Company of India (FCI) for the State. The produce, procured from around 10 lakh farmers, is valued at about ₹12,000 crore.

The State, nonetheless, expects arrivals of 30 lakh far more tonnes of paddy, thinking of the bumper output from the kharif crop. The State expects a total output of about 1.30 crore tonnes from the kharif season.

As the procurement approach accomplished in a number of components of the State, the Section has shut down nearly half of the six,900 procurement centres that it opened.

With the State completing the procurement goal and far more arrivals anticipated, the State Federal government asked the Union Federal government to increase the cap.

The State Federal government deputed five ministers, led by Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy, to keep discussions with Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Foods, General public Distribution and Foods, and persuade the Federal government to procure far more paddy from the State. The Union Federal government, nonetheless, has not supplied any assurance to the State Federal government in this regard.