Reforms to boost Agri market
- To help farmers get MSP faster
- Shot, medium, long-term reforms planned
- Agri ministry to build godowns
Hyderabad, January 25: Agriculture Market in the entire Telangana State is likely to see a major set of reforms as the Government has focused its attention on the issue.
The State Government has reportedly taken a decision to go ahead with a plan to set up a Reforms Committee in this.
The government has directed the officials concerned to set up reforms committee in an expeditious manner. Top level officials of the Agriculture and Marketing departments were asked to set up committees to take up reforms.
The government issued orders for short, mid and long-term reports for the reforms to be adopted. Directing for speedy setting up of committees, the government asked the Agriculture director and Commissioner to look into the reforms committees to become functional at the earliest. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been evincing keen interest in having a thorough overhaul, is all set to make sweeping changes in the sector.
The government wants the agricultural market field to adopt latest trends of marketing facility, enable the farmers to store their produce and display for sale when there is scope for better price. Reforms will help expedite process of calculating, pricing based on quality and disbursement of the produce besides giving MSP. Short and long-term reports of reforms will help the farmers get better facilities at all market yards, it is learnt. Certainly the reforms will prove handy as the government may focus on basic amenities at the markets.
Since most of the stocks being either dumped in open place as there is no roof, or gets dampened during rainy season, the government wants to find a solution, it is learnt. As this perennial situation was adding to the woes of the problems of the farmers, who are seeking a permanent solution, the government plans to put in place a mechanism. Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao has time and again said they would construct adequate number of godowns to accommodate the produce and provide better market price to the farmers. (NSS)