Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi President Ok Chandrashekar Rao has given an ultimatum to the Union Authorities, asking it to provide a categorical ‘sure’ or ‘no’ to procurement of paddy within the rabi season.
Taking the combat over the rabi paddy to the streets, he led a protest dharna on the ‘Dharna Chowk’ on the Indira Park on Thursday, he demanded that the Centre ought to give a solution in three days. “Wewill intensify the battle to inform the nation concerning the Authorities’s detached angle with regard to the problem,” he stated.
Criticising the Modi Authorities for its detached angle on this regard, he stated any delay in giving a readability on the rabi procurement might trigger severe hurt to the pursuits of farmers.
Accompanied by his Cupboard colleagues, occasion MPs and MLAs, the Chief Minister held the three-hour dharna to deliver house the message that the onus is on the Union Authorities, and never on the State Authorities, to take name on whether or not to go for paddy in rabi or not.
This the second time that the ruling occasion is holding dharnas within the State. It held protest meets throughout the State on November 12 to press for its demand.
Addressing the dharna, Telangana Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy criticised the Central Authorities for its lopsided procurement insurance policies. He stated that the Meals Company of India (FCI) is but to finish the final yr’srabi procurement goal. “It’s but to acquire about 5 lakh tonnes,” he stated.
The TRS President’s choice to carry protests comes after the Union Authorities refusing to acquire the parboiled rice from the State, citing enormous pile of buffer shares.
The farmers in Telangana grows paddy in about 54 lakh acres within the rabi season.
On Wednsday, the Chief Minister wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to intervene and announce an annual procurement plan.
He stated it was vital for the State to plan crop diversification.
He additionally needed the Union Authorities to announce procurement targets for the upcoming rabi season.
Assembly with Governor
After the dharna, a delegation of MPs and MLAs led by the TRS President, will meet Tamilisai Soundarajan, the Governor, to clarify the problem and provides her a memorandum.