On the directions of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri K.Chandrashekar Rao a Video Conference was conducted by Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar,IAS along with DGP Sri M.Mahender Reddy,IPS with all the Collectors, SPs, CPs, Additional Collectors, District Agriculture Officers, District Supply Officers etc. on Paddy procurement from BRKR Bhavan today.
No Paddy in Yasangi:
Government of India and Food Corporation of India (FCI) have decided not to procure parboiled rice from Telangana at all. However, Paddy grown in Telangana in Yasangi season in suitable only for parboiled rice due to seasonal conditions. Therefore, it is pertinent that Farmers should not take up paddy cultivation in Yasangi. However, Farmers who have tie-up with seed companies, tie-up with millers or for self-consumption can take up paddy at their own risk.
Speedup procurement of paddy :
The Collectors were directed to ensure that paddy procurement should happen smoothly. The Collectors were authorized to open new paddy procurement centres (PPCs) if required. Collectors and Senior Officers should visit the PPCs on regular basis to resolve issues if any.
No Outside Paddy:
Certain instances of outside state paddy coming to PPCs have been noticed. The Collectors and SPs/CPs were directed to ensure that no outside paddy is taken in the Telangana PPCs. It will act against the interest of Telangana farmers. It is known that Govt. of India has allotted only 40 lakh MTs of rice as target for procurement of Vanakalam 2021.
Milling of Procured Paddy:
The District Collectors were also directed to speed up milling of paddy to rice. It is important to convert paddy into rice and dispatch it so that there is no shortage of space for new procurement.
Sri Ramakrishna Rao, Special Chief Secretary, Finance, Sri Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary, PR & RD, Sri S.A.M.Rizvi, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Sri Jitender,IPS., Addl. DGP (L&O), Sri Anil Kumar, Addl. DGP, Intelligence, Sri M.Raghunandan Rao, Secretary, Agriculture, Smt. Christina Z.Chongthu, Secretary, Tribal Welfare, Sri K.S.Srinivas Raju, Secretary, Transport, Sri V.Anil Kumar, Commissioner, Civil Supplies, Sri M.R.M. Rao, Commissioner, Transport and other officials were participated in the Video Conference.