Bhupesh Baghel government has become active in Chhattisgarh to deal with the current crisis on paddy purchase. In this sequence, the CM on Thursday morning turned the phone on to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He informed the Prime Minister that rice is not stored in the Central Pool. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said in a phone conversation with the PM that if the Central Government does not start collecting rice soon, several lakh metric tonnes of crop purchased from farmers will be ruined.
FCI has not yet picked up paddy from procurement centers
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel told the Prime Minister that the paddy purchased on support price is deposited with FCI after milking. The Central Food and Public Distribution Department is yet to issue its order to FCI. Because of this, problems are increasing in Chhattisgarh. Due to the lack of permission from the Central Government, at present the situation of jam is being created due to the absence of paddy at the procurement centers.
21 lakh 52 thousand farmers will be affected
He informed the Prime Minister about the problem and said that due to delay in paddy picking and milling, the stored crop is likely to be spoiled. Due to the impact of paddy procurement, the livelihood of 21 lakh 52 thousand registered farmers of the state is going to be adversely affected. Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed positive attitude in conversation with Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. He assured to take appropriate action in this regard.
Bhupesh Baghel also wrote a letter to PM
Let us tell you that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had also tried to talk to PM Modi by calling the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday. The PMO told Bhupesh Baghel late Wednesday night that he would be talking to the Prime Minister on Thursday morning. Earlier, the CM had also written a letter to the PM on Wednesday informing him of the problem. In this letter, the Chief Minister had also asked for immediate release of the order to deposit rice, referring to the gunny crisis.