Says that intervention in times of crisis through price stabilization funds will help farmers
Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said Friday that a level playing field would be created in the marketing of agricultural products to ensure farmers receive affordable prices.
“We will not abandon our farmers and fight many crises, including climate change. Our government will step in when prices go down and support farmers through a price stabilization fund, ”Jagan said at a review meeting on agricultural fraud projects.
The achievement of Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK) has been praised across the country, Jagan said, that the Kendras have become a central facility for access to fertilizers, pesticides and quality seeds.
“Make sure that the farmers receive the orders in RBKs, which will also act as negotiators from the next Rabi season. There is also a need to effectively counter the misinformation propaganda about the RBKs. Local recruitment centers are being set up where rice is grown, ”he said.
The prime minister directed officials to encourage farmers to grow alternative crops such as millet instead of rice under boreholes, and to incentivize farmers to grow alternative crops, and urged officials to set up processing plants at those locations.
Officials said they would set up seed and millet processing units in 33 locations, 20 of which would be ready by December. A goal of completing 33 units by March 2022 has been set, it said.
Officials said the BMCs, identified in order of priority, would be completed by December. They said that milk collection was on the rise in the districts where the Jagananna Paala Velluva program was carried out.
While pointing out that false information was being spread about the Jagananna Paala Velluva program, Mr Jagan said Amul is not a private company but a cooperative dairy run by farmers to whom the profits are passed on, adding that the conditions were created to increase the procurement price for milk after Amul’s entry into the market.
Officials briefed the Prime Minister on the progress of work related to the establishment of food processing units and said that work at the fishing ports in Juvvaladinne, Nizampatnam, Machilipatnam and Uppada was ongoing and would be almost completed by July. The Prime Minister directed the officials to focus on work related to the remaining five fishing ports.