The Minister recalled that the State's farmers had got Rs 3,384.95 crore as part of Rythu Bima in the last three years, which amounted to Rs 5 lakh for each farmer.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy has cautioned the Centre that historically, governments which have acted against the interests of Telangana and farmers haven’t prospered.
Why aren't you buying from farmers: Telangana minister asks Centre to come clean on paddy procurement
S Niranjan Reddy has suggested the Centre to increase the quantity of rice being distributed under the under the public distribution system to beneficiaries.
Reddy said the Centre was not only delaying phased payment to Telangana for procuring paddy by 5-6 months, but was also not paying for the accumulated interest on debt, which was being borne by TS.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy has made it clear that the State government will not procure paddy in the coming Rabi season.
Telangana Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy ‘regrets’ using 'mangalavaram maradalu' against YS Sharmila
He, however, objected to Sharmila’s language against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
The Minister wondered whether the Central government was biased and was procuring rice from Punjab and not Telangana.
S Niranjan Reddy had referred to YSRTP chief YS Sharmila as a ‘Mangalavaram Maradalu’. He was referring to her habit of organising protests in support of unemployed youths in Telangana every Tuesday.
In spite of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao himself going to Delhi to press the issue of paddy procurement, the Centre was non-committal, he said
That farmer, who did not bow down to the traders who tried to fleece him and took pride in being a ryot, is none other than Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy.
During a meeting here on Friday, the Minister said that Markfed would procure black gram from farmers at market rate, even if it was higher than the support price fixed by the Central government.
Telangana’s Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said the plant yield is more when they are grown through tissue culture in comparison to traditionally grown plants.
“Congress was responsible for the reduction of ayacut of Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme (RDS) from 87,000 to 20,000 acres,” Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy alleged.
The temporary market at Batasingaram was set up on 11 acres of land after the Gaddiannaram market was shifted.
One of the major reasons for this trust-deficit is that farmers were never made a part of the damage assessment process, Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said.