AP CM YS Jagan Orders That Farmer’s Hardships Should Be Addressed
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday 24th July 2020, held a review meeting on food processing in the state.
The meeting held at his camp office in Tadepally, and during the meeting YS Jagan Mohan Reddy stressed the need for promoting food processing in the P state, so that no farmer faces difficulty in selling his produce and asked the officials to keep the focus on food processing and make necessary arrangements by next season.
YS Jagan said that the farmers growing banana, sweet lime and tomato are concerned over the price they were getting. In order to protect the interests of these farmers, the authorities has to focus on how much produce to procure and how much of the produce should be sent for food processing. He added that it does not matter how much it costs, but the problem should be resolved.
The CM said that “There are instances of tomato, banana, and sweet lime farmers facing problems year after year. We must ensure that these instances do not recur,”.
The CM asked the officials to also focus on millet processing, and instructed the officials to tie up with reputed companies of the food processing industry.
And also to identify the seven-eight crops that are staring at difficulties. He said “Process them and think of value-addition measures for these crops. Regarding the processing of these crops, submit reports to me on what is being done at various stages.”
YS Jagan, setting a timeline of one month for preparing a plan of action in this regard, directed the officials to take up works pertaining to food processing in a stipulated time and also food processing should be done at primary level at the Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs).
He instructed the officials to prepare the food processing estimates of Mandal and constituencies level.