Hyderabad: The State government will study the Central ordinances on contract farming and marketing before implementing them in the State, Minister for Agriculture Singireddy Niranjan Reddy said on Friday. The department, he said, will seek legal opinion and also the opinion of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao before moving forward.
The Minister was speaking at a meeting with Central government representatives Anil Kumar and Lakshmi Devi along with State marketing Director Lakshmi Bai, Additional Directors Lakshmanudu and Ravikumar. Explaining the State’s stand to the Centre which asked the Telangana government to implement the recent ordinances, Niranjan Reddy said that the ordinance will deprive local markets of financial freedom.
He also decided to grant permission to market committees to purchase agriculture produce on MSP rates. He also spoke with Minister Sabitha Indrareddy on the full scale development of Koheda Fruit market. He also directed marketing officials to be ready to receive huge cotton yield this Vaanakalam. He directed the marketing officials to follow the guidelines of national textiles department while creating facilities for smooth marketing of cotton.
The Marketing department also proposed steps to free Rythu Bazars from depending on market committee funds. The Meeting also concentrated on creation on district and State level producers associations.
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