Minister for Agriculture S. Niranjan Reddy requested the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to cease shedding crocodile tears on the farming neighborhood of Telangana and sought to know why State president of the social gathering Bandi Sanjay had gone into hiding on the problem of Rabi paddy procurement after saying that he would take the accountability.
Responding to a letter addressed to Chief Minister Okay. Chandrasekhar Rao by Mr. Sanjay on Thursday, the Minister demanded that Mr. Sanjay rub his nostril earlier than the Bhagyalaxmi temple for working away after frightening the farming neighborhood on the Rabi paddy problem.
On the problem of funding help to farm sector, he stated there isn’t a comparability in anyway between Rythu Bandhu and PM-Kisan scheme because the Centre is spending ₹580 crore on the scheme for one of many three instalments, whereas Telangana is giving about ₹7,500 crore per crop season for 2 seasons a yr. Further, the State authorities is spending one other ₹1,500 crore a yr on Rythu Bima scheme, he defined and urged Mr. Sanjay to get the main points from his assistants if he’s not conscious of them.
Besides, the Telangana authorities is the one State within the nation to offer 24×7 free energy provide to agricultural pump-sets and can also be giving water underneath tasks with out gathering any cess. He requested Mr. Sanjay to get schemes like Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, 24×7 free energy and free water for irrigation throughout the nation if the social gathering has guts and real concern in direction of the farming neighborhood.
Mr. Niranjan Reddy additionally criticised Mr. Sanjay for patting the Centre for marginal improve introduced by it on the minimal help worth (MSP) for crops, which has already been termed as “too little” by the farmers’ organisations and “far away” from the Swaminathan Commission suggestion of value plus 50%.
“The MSP announced by the Centre is remunerative only for sunflower and for all other crops, including paddy, it is much below the cost of cultivation,” the Minister stated.
Stating that BJP has the historical past of working in opposition to farmers by bringing three black farm legal guidelines solely to apologise and withdraw them after 16-month lengthy agitations by farmers, Mr. Niranjan Reddy sought to know why ‘Fasal Bima’ scheme is just not being applied within the Prime Minister’s native State of Gujarat, if the scheme is so helpful as is being claimed by Mr. Sanjay.