CPI (M) demands 90%subsidy on groundnut seeds
‘Only 2 lakh quintals of seed procured so far against the projected demand of 4 lakh quintals’ 4
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded that the State authorities should announce a subsidy of 90% on groundnut seeds to be distributed among the many farmers in Anantapur district.
Having suffered from extreme crop loss and low yield because of extra rainfall within the monsoon season final yr, many farmers now do not need ample seed inventory to sow or borrow from the man ryots. The Agriculture Department should expedite the procurement of groundnut seeds and course of them in time for the kharif season, mentioned CPI (M) district secretary V. Rambhupal.
“The Agriculture Department has so far procured only 2 lakh quintals of seed against the projected demand of 4 lakh quintals for this season,” Mr. Rambhupal advised the media right here on Thursday.
Party district committee member R. Chandrasekhar Reddy demanded the distribution of seeds by way of village secretariats primarily based on the 1-B patta paperwork held by the farmers, not by way of the ‘biometric’ system because it may result in additional unfold of coronavirus.
Sufficient amount to cowl the seed requirement not less than as much as 5 acres of landholding must be equipped on subsidy because the farmers had misplaced their investments in 14 lakh acres of groundnut crop final yr and a majority of them had been but to obtain compensation. The subsidy must be enhanced to 90%, mentioned Mr. Chandrasekhar.
Last yr, the distribution of groundnut seeds started on May 18 regardless of COVID19, however this yr no announcement has been made but on the subsidy or the date from which the provision would start at Ruthu Bharosa Kendras.
RBI rule on mortgage
The CPI(M) leaders additionally took exception to the RBI rule of mortgaging land paperwork if farmers want a mortgage of greater than ₹1.6 lakh. Many farmers have loans of their names greater than that quantity, and they’d be requested to repay your complete quantity earlier than recent loans had been sanctioned, they mentioned.
Last yr, they mentioned, farmers had been promised 120 kgs of seeds at ₹47.10 per kg, however in view of the large demand, it was restricted to 90 kgs at subsidised value. The open market value was between ₹65 and ₹68 a kg, they added.