TAD NewsDesk, Assam: CM Sarbananda Sonowal promised an MSP sum of Rs.1,868 for every quintal of paddy in Assam. This is applicable as Centre is buying paddy from the state farmers.
Leading a discussion to examine the modalities to fortify supply network for the procurement of paddy in the state, Mr. Sonowal requested the Food, Consumer Affairs Department, Civil Supplies and Agriculture Department to analyze the current framework, eliminate the bottlenecks and give a shape to easier programs for the farmers to offer their produce to the central departments.
The CM emphasized that the arrangement for selling the farm produce by the farmers and acquiring the paddy and different fundamentals by the Centre ought to be more straightforward which devoid of any procedural challenges.
Moreover, he added that,
“The state’s economy is principally reliant on agriculture. The development of the state is additionally reliant on the financial advancement of the farmers. Accordingly, the government of the state consistently stayed focused on the financial improvement of the cultivating community of the state.”
He also appealed to the farmers to offer the produce to the government accredited agencies that includes the Food Corporation of India for the Centre to guarantee MSP to the farmers.
Mr Sonowal realized that since the farmers develop their produce mostly in the rural areas, crop procurement centres should be present at the village level. Hence, he requested the FCI to set up more centres in every development block of the state which would likewise go about as crop selling points for the farmers.
Also, he additionally asked the FCI to set up obtainment and selling points of the FCI in the Barak Valley Region on a priority basis.
He asked the Principal Secretary Agriculture Rajesh Prasad to lay special emphasis and incorporate the parts from infrastructural advancement of horticulture in the rural territories with Chief Minister SamagraGrammyaUnnayan Yojana.
Source: Krishi Jagran