Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

Pintrest

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
Centre to help states in paddy procurement
Last Updated : 07 Dec 2012 04:34:20 PM IST
Paddy
File Photo

 

Seeking to allay apprehensions of farmers, government Friday said that it would provide whatever assistance is needed to the states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, on the issue of procurement of paddy in a year marked by record harvest.

   
The assurance was given by Food Minister K V Thomas at the end of an impromptu discussion, following uproar over the issue with members from the Samajwadi Party and the RJD storming the well demanding immediate statement from the government.
  
Finance Minister P Chidambaram, earlier in the day, had said the government would convene a meeting of the affected states to find ways to resolve the problems. But this did not satisfy the agitated members, leading to the adjournment of the House for over an hour.
   
When the House re-assembled, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said all members want the House to function, therefore he be allowed to raise the issue.
   
He claimed that fearing disciplinary action, FCI officials in Uttar Pradesh have rejected rice procured from mills despite accepting it in the first place on grounds of poor quality.
   
Yadav said action against some FCI officials for poor quality control had led to the situation as fearing punishment they were reluctant in approving the quality of rice procured.
   
He claimed that though rice mills had sufficient funds and gunny bags, they were not buying paddy from farmers as FCI was not accepting their product.
   
"90,000 metric tonnes of rice has been rejected after being accepted by FDI. It has created problems for farmers," Yadav said.
   
He said the state government has already requested the Centre to lower the quality benchmarks for rice procurement.


Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:
Security Code :

Unexplained phenomena such as animals giving birth to creatures slightly resembling humans

Murder during sex-- its just unbelievable. But this is what happened in America when a tee

Is Bollywood encashing Sunny Leone’s porn image in the movies?

This teenaged girl can't have sex or babies due to rare condition that left her without re

There has been speculation in the past over a cold war between Shahrukh and Amitabh but th

We bring you some rare pix of Bollywood which, for sure, you must not have seen. Click and

It was a battle of survival when two reptiles locked in a deadliest clash. A python fought

Bollywood celebrities are prone to controversies but it becomes more embarrassing when the

Here is a list of the Fastest cars in the world also showing what you have to shell out to

Ever wondered what is the story behind Salman's beloved sister Arpita and how she became a

Bollywood’s boldest actor Ranveer Singh is busy these days promoting safe sex among in y

Monkeys doing simple mathematics, that's quite funny.

Homegrown handset maker Micromax on Tuesday launched its new six-inch phablet 'Canvas Dood


Samay Live

Samay Live

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

10.10.70.21