After the Central authorities determined to obtain 24 lakh (MT) paddy from the Chhattisgarh authorities on Sunday, the state authorities is claiming that the Centre has not adopted its dedication to obtain 60 lakh (MT) of the meals grain.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, in an interview, mentioned the state unit of BJP is deceptive the Centre by informing them that the state is procuring paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal not on MSP. Baghel mentioned that the Congress authorities is giving extra money below a special scheme and there’s an try to hamper the state authorities’s Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna, below which the state authorities is giving Rs 10,000 per acre to sugarcane, paddy and maize farmers of the state.
The Centre’s determination on Sunday has given the Congress-led authorities a political weapon to focus on the BJP saying this exhibits that the Centre just isn’t eager in regards to the welfare of farmers and the minimal assist value assurance.
Q. What is that this complete procurement subject? The Central Authorities is saying that they may procure solely 24 lakh (MT) however Chhattisgarh authorities has claimed that the Central authorities agreed for 60 lakh (MT) earlier? What’s your stand?
A. See, initially, the Centre agreed for 60 lakh (MT) procurement of paddy from the Chhattisgarh authorities however on Sunday they mentioned that they may procure 24 lakh (MT). I consider, the Centre has been misinformed……The problem is the suggestions given by the Bharatiya Janata Celebration’s (BJP) state unit to the Centre , particularly Raman Singh ji, who’s saying that the federal government is procuring paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal, which isn’t appropriate …. We procured paddy within the state on the Minimal Assist Worth (MSP) final 12 months and even this 12 months additionally. Though, within the first 12 months of the Congress authorities we procured at Rs 2500 per quintal however the Centre had then mentioned the state authorities can’t give a bonus therefore we stopped. Our level is that the Central authorities is giving Kisan Samman Nidhi and in the identical approach we began the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna… What’s the downside in that?
Q. Now because the Centre has restricted the procurement to solely 24 lakh (MT) will it have an effect on the state’s Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna?
A. See, these individuals (Centre) say that below the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna, if something is given to the farmers it will likely be thought of as bonus. My query is how will you outline something as bonus? If paddy was bought for Rs 2500, it would come below bonus however when Raman Singh had given a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal what was that? We have been instructed to obtain solely on MSP and you may test the file of final two years that we’re procuring paddy on MSP solely.
Q. So are you saying that that is an try to hamper the continuation of the state’s Kisan Nyay Yojna?
A. Sure, that’s precisely what it’s. Within the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna, the state authorities is giving Rs 10,000 per acre to sugarcane, paddy and maize farmers. The cash is given in installments. So how did this cash grew to become ‘bonus’? On one hand, the Central authorities is giving Kisan Samman Nidhi, which doesn’t comes below bonus however after we give cash to farmers it will likely be handled as bonus? Secondly, the central authorities agreed to obtain 24 lakh (MT) of paddy, which suggests they’ve accepted that we’re not giving any bonus. In any other case we’d not have been allowed to deposit a single grain in FCI.
Q. So mainly you’re alleging that the Centre is making an attempt to cease the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Scheme? Then how will you resolve this subject with the Centre?
A. They’re making an attempt to cease the scheme however we’re agency about it…See, the state authorities has its personal scheme, now we have began a scheme below the directives and guidelines of the Union Authorities solely. Many states have additionally began comparable schemes …We consider that all the pieces will be resolved by communication and are constantly speaking over this subject with the Central authorities.
Q. With whom is the state authorities negotiating?
A. We talked to the Prime Minister and Meals Minister yesterday. I thanked the Prime Minister and mentioned that the Centre has procured 24 lakh MT however the dedication was of 60 lakh (MT) and demanded the remainder of the procurement. The PM mentioned that he’ll look into the matter. Equally, I additionally spoke to the Meals Minister, who claimed that the Chhattisgarh authorities is giving incentives, I instructed him the state authorities just isn’t giving any incentives however is giving cash to farmers as you’re giving below the Kisan Samman Nidhi.
Q. It signifies that you’ll proceed the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna below any circumstance?
A. Sure, there isn’t a query of scrapping it. The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna is a separate scheme began by the state authorities and paddy procurement below MSP is a special scheme. All we’re saying is that we are going to clarify to the Central authorities about our scheme and clear a misunderstanding if any.