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Govt. will purchase damaged crops: Minister

Minister V. Prashanth Reddy observing damaged crop at Nalluru village in Nizamabad district on Thursday.

Minister V. Prashanth Reddy observing damaged crop at Nalluru village in Nizamabad district on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: K_V_RAMANA

Collector asked to hold a meeting with concerned officials

Minister for Roads and Buildings V. Prashanth Reddy asked farmers not to worry over crops damaged due to the recent rains as the government would purchase it.

He was addressing the farmers after inaugurating a paddy purchase centre at Nalluru village in Mupkal mandal on Thursday, where he inspected the damaged crops.

After the assessment by the officials, it was found that crops in around 22,000 acres was damaged at Nalluru village. Allaying farmers’ fear of not getting MSP for their produce, he asked District Collector M. Ram Mohan Rao to issue orders for the purchase of soaked grain at all the purchase centres and transport the same to rice mills immediately.

The Collector was asked to hold a meeting with the District Civil Supplies Officer, rice millers and the officials of the Agriculture Department on what to be done with the soaked grain. The Minister was appraised about the hurdles that the district authorities would face in purchasing soaked paddy.

Mr. Prashanth Reddy asked the Agriculture Department to look into the issue of compensation to farmers who suffered severe loss. The Minister suggested the officials to take an individual farmer as a unit.

Also, he unveiled the statues of Jyothi Rao Phule and Telangana Talli on the occasion.

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