Amaravati: Minister for Agriculture Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said that the state govt is committed to welfare of farmers and taking several measures to protect the interests of farmers. He said that the state govt has been implementing majority of the Swaminathan commission recommendations. He said though the NDA govt promised to double the income of farmers, it failed to provide MSP to agricultural produce.
AP Minister for Agriculture Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy
The Minister said that the central govt has failed to honour the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Cost and Prices (CACP) recommendations in fixing MSP for various agricultural products.
The minister said that the state govt purchased maize by spending Rs 290 cr to benefit the farmers. The state govt also purchased turmeric at Rs 6600 per quintal.
He said that Andhra Pradesh stands first in implementing micro irrigation and the central govt is not coming forward to extend support to the scheme. He said that the state govt spent Rs 3400 cr to purchase various agricultural products. He alleged that the central govt has been adopting a partisan attitude and procuring agricultural produce by providing MSP in BJP- ruled states.
Earlier speaking on the subject MLAs N Ramanaidu, Dhulipalla Narendra and Chand Basha said that the NDA govt has failed to fulfil it’s election manifesto in protecting the interests of farmers.