TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao’s ‘pressure tactics’ on BJP-led government at the Centre on the issue of paddy procurement seemed to have worked.
TRS held massive protests across Telangana in November and December demanding Centre to procure paddy from Telangana. KCR himself sat on dharna at Indira Park in November to step up pressure on Centre.
KCR sent a delegation of six ministers to Delhi last week with a demand to enhance paddy procurement target from Telangana for this kharif season and give a written assurance in this regard.
The Centre on Tuesday (today) gave written assurance to Telangana government enhancing rice procurement target from Telangana by 6 lakh metric tonnes for this kharif.
It increased rice procurement target from 40 lakh metric tonnes to 46 lakh metric tonnes.
TRS circles are jubilant over Centre bowing to pressure exerted by TRS and KCR on paddy and agreeing to increase paddy procurement from Telangana as demanded by KCR.