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TelanganaWill raise paddy procurement issue in Parliament: Nama Nageshwara Rao

Will raise paddy procurement issue in Parliament: Nama Nageshwara Rao

Published: 28th Nov 2021 8:28 pm

Hyderabad: TRS Lok Sabha party leader Nama Nageshwara Rao said the Telangana paddy procurement issue would be raised in Parliament in addition to demanding fulfillment of assurances made under AP Reorganisation Act. The Winter Session of Parliament will be commencing on Monday and he attended the all-party meeting held under auspices of Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi in New Delhi on Sunday.

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Addressing the media, Nama Nageswara Rao demanded the Central government to procure entire paddy produced in Telangana as it was the Centre’s responsibility. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and other Ministers from the State had raised the issue with Central Government for four times in the last two months.

The Central Government’s decision not to procure paddy from Telangana and not sharing annual procurement targets with the State Government were brought to the notice of Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, who was present at the all-party meeting, he said, adding all these issues will be raised in the Parliament.

During the meeting, demands were made to bring law on Minimum Support Price guarantee, implementation of MS Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations, withdrawal of cases booked against farmers during the agitation, he informed. The Chief Minister had announced Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia to the farmers, who lost their lives. All party’s extended their support to TRS party’s demand to the Central Government to announce ex-gratia for farmers, he said.

This apart, repealing of Electricity (Amendment) Bill, referring the river water sharing issue to a tribunal and fulfilling assurances made under AP Reorganisation Act, was also demanded, he added.

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