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Minister Mopidevi Venkataramana assures MSP to ryots in Kurnool

Minister Mopidevi Venkataramana assures MSP to ryots in Kurnool
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The State government is all set to extend Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers’ produce, said Minister for Fisheries, Marketing and Animal Husbandry...

Kurnool: The State government is all set to extend Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers' produce, said Minister for Fisheries, Marketing and Animal Husbandry Mopidevi Venkataramana.

Addressing the media at the State Guest House here on Sunday morning, Mopidevi said that to extend MSP to farmer's produce the government has allocated Rs 3,000 crore under market intervention fund. To support the cotton farmers, the State government has set up 45 CCI centres across the State.

It is very fortunate that rains in abundance were received this year and the farmers are very happy, the Minister pointed out. Farmers have reaped yields beyond their expectation. Marketing centres have been set up in all areas to purchase farmer's produce with MSP and save them from incurring losses.

The government is determined to support the farmers who produce Bengal gram, black gram, subabul and other pulses. Farmers need to register their crop details through E-crop booking after consulting agriculture and marketing department officials, stated the Minister.

Mopidevi said that market yards across the State were getting flooded with cotton. The government has decided to purchase 10 to 15 quintals of cotton from each farmer. He said CCI centres have been set up at Adoni, Yemmignoor, Nandikotkur, Atmakur, Nandyal, Dhone and Pathikonda constituencies.

If needed more CCI centres would be set up, he said and asked the legislators to send proposals. The government is working with 'Mission Agriculture' agenda as it has studied the problems of the farmers, Mopidevi said. Later, the Minister along with legislators and officials inaugurated the Fisheries Bhavan near radio station here.

Legislators of Kurnool and Panyam, MA Hafeez Khan, Katasani Rambhupal Reddy, Joint Director of Fisheries department Shaik Lal Mohammed, Marketing Assistant Director Sathyanarayana Choudhary and Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Ramanaiah were also present.

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