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TelanganaPoor planning delaying paddy purchase: Revanth Reddy

Poor planning delaying paddy purchase: Revanth Reddy

Published: 27th Nov 2021 10:20 pm

Hyderabad: State unit of Congress party launched a two-day ‘Vari Deeksha’ at Dharna Chowk here on Saturday in support of its demand to expedite paddy procurement in the State. Addressing the party workers, TPCC president A Revanth Reddy said both TRS and BJP were deceiving the farmers who were not getting remunerative price for their yields. While, other manufacturers fix prices for their products, agents were finalising prices for farmers’ yields, he charged.

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Congress has always been striving for the welfare of farmers in the country. It was Congress party which had set up godowns and introduced the Food Corporation of India (FCI), he reminded. “This season, paddy procurement should have been completed by now, but due to poor planning by the State government, farmers were facing lot of inconvenience,” said Revanth Reddy.

Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy said while in Punjab 1.10 crore tonnes of paddy was procured, in Telangana so far, only 8 lakh tonnes was procured. States which were smaller than Telangana had procured over 40 lakh tonnes. But in Telangana, paddy procurement was being taken up at sluggish pace, he said.

Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said the Congress party would raise the Telangana farmers’ issues during the ensuing Parliament session. “While farmers are facing problems, the ruling TRS party is focusing on MLC elections,” said Venkat Reddy.

Bonhomie takes many by surprise

The bonhomie between Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and TPCC president A Revanth Reddy at the ‘Vari Deeksha’ took many, including party workers, by surprise. The move to make Revanth Reddy as TPCC president by the party high command was not supported by the Bhongir MP. Since then, he has been commenting against the State leadership’s failures, including the party’s performance in the recent Huzurabad by-election.

The bonhomie between the two leaders triggered speculations among many. While a few said differences between the two leaders were resolved, others were of the opinion that the real picture would surface after the ‘Vari Deeksha’ concludes.

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