‘Centre Planning A Committee On Turmeric, Not Board’
Nizamabad, Dec.15 (Maxim News): Nizamabad MP D. Aravind appears to have retracted from his electoral promise of establishment of a turmeric board for the benefit of the farmers of his constituency within five days of coming into power at the Center.
Addressing media persons on Sunday he claimed that the central government was planning to find out the best solution than the establishment of the turmeric board in the state. Claiming that the boards had turned out to be ineffective in the country, he said that the central government was planning to establish a coordination committee headed by an IAS officer to help the turmeric farmers. He said that the committee would have all powers of the board.
Aravind also claimed that the BJP led central government would also give Rs.100 crore to Rs.200 crore to the turmeric farmers every year. He said that they would decide on the factors like selection of the seeds, supply of the seeds sale and insurance at the local level. He asked the state government as to why it was not able to give the support price to the turmeric farmers when the AP government was doing so. He claimed that the central government was ready to provide the support prices if the state government sent the proposals on the same.(Maxim News)