Why discourage farmers when you yourself grow paddy: Revanth Reddy to KCR

He said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) himself was cultivating paddy on his 150 acres of land in Erravalli in the Gajwel constituency in the Yasangi season.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Dec 2021 3:34 AM GMT
Why discourage farmers when you yourself grow paddy: Revanth Reddy to KCR

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President A Revanth Reddy on Sunday asked farmers to grow paddy in the Yasangi season without any fear.

He said the government is duty-bound to purchase farmers' produce at the Minimum Support Price.

He said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) himself was cultivating paddy on his 150 acres of land in Erravalli in the Gajwel constituency in the Yasangi season.

Addressing a press conference, Reddy accused the Chief Minister of adopting a dual stand on paddy cultivation.

"The Chief Minister has been intimidating the farmers of dire consequences if they cultivate paddy. On the other side, KCR and his family members are growing paddy on their 150 acres of land in Erravalli," he said.

KCR is saying that there won't be any procurement centers for paddy in the Yasangi season. KCR must explain how, where and at what price he proposes to sell the paddy being cultivated on his 150-Acre fields?" he asked.

The TPCC President played a purported video showing the pictures of paddy cultivation at the KCR's fields in Erravalli. He also invited the media persons to visit the location on Monday to verify the claims. Reddy said nearly 95 percent of farmers own less than three acres of land.

"KCR is warning all small farmers against growing paddy. But he is shamelessly cultivating paddy on his fields spread across 150 acres. Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar must explain as to how they plan to procure the paddy being grown by the Chief Minister at his farms?" he asked.

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