Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over cellphone and knowledgeable him in regards to the delay in permission for paddy procurement within the Kharif advertising yr 2020-21.
A press observe issued by the Chhattisgarh authorities stated that PM Modi assured the CM of taking acceptable motion on this regard.
On Wednesday, in a letter to PM Modi, CM Baghel had stated the Centre had given ‘in-principle approval’ for depositing 60 lakh metric tonnes of rice within the central pool after the customized milling of paddy procured from the farmers of the state within the Kharif advertising season.
“Following the approval, the state authorities began buying paddy on minimal help value (MSP) from December 1 and until now, about 47 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured from 12 lakh farmers. However vital permission for supply of rice after customized milling of the bought paddy to the FCI for the central pool continues to be awaited from the Centre’s Meals and Public Distribution Division,” the letter acknowledged.
Baghel stated that this delay within the strategy of lifting rice by the FCI affected paddy procurement drive.
“An enormous inventory of rice has been piled up at procurement centres as a consequence of non-lifting of rice for the central pool. Delay in well timed disposal of paddy, would possibly result in injury to the produce,” Baghel stated.
He additional stated that the Centre has agreed to offer just one.45 lakh new jute gunny luggage to the state in opposition to the demand of three.50 lakh jute gunny luggage and to date just one.05 lakh luggage have been supplied.
Within the letter, he urged the Centre to fulfil the calls for of the state authorities in order that paddy procurement within the state can proceed.
In the meantime, BJP leaders claimed that the state authorities is attempting to cover the failure in procuring paddy within the state.
“A lot of the farmers of the state are struggling in promoting their paddy at procurement centres. The federal government has finished nothing for the farmers; they’re solely making mockery of procurement. 1000’s of farmers aren’t getting a token for paddy promoting … They’re merely not ready and failed,” stated Sacchinand Upasane, a senior BJP chief and spokesperson.