Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has demanded that at least now the Centre should declare Nation’s Comprehensive Food Grains Procurement policy.
He opined that due to the Central government’s unclear and often confusing policies, the farming community in Telangana state and the agriculture sector in the country is facing problems.
The CM reiterated that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party is committed to protecting the interests of the Telangana farmers and the Agri sector and for this, Parliament as the Platform would exert pressure on the Centre on the matter.
The TRS Parliamentary Board meeting held here on Sunday at Pragathi Bhavan under the chairmanship of KCR has advised the Centre to leave its dual and illogical policy on the procurement of Paddy in the Telangana State, an official state here said last night.
The Chief Minister advised and guided the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members on how to raise their voices and make the Centre give clarity on the procurement of Paddy in the state in both the Houses.
The Chief Minister asked the MPs from both the Houses to take the Centre to task for changing its stance on the extent of Paddy cultivation this monsoon season by every day and repeatedly stating that it would procure only 60 Lakh tones of Paddy (40 Lakh tonnes of Rice), while the Centre is expected to procure 90 Lakh MT of Paddy.
The TRS party also expressed its unhappiness over the Centre not taking a clear cut stand on the procurement despite a delegation of the Telangana state Ministers, a team of officials headed by the Chief Secretary met Union Minister Piyush Goyal and other Central officials.