The governing administration, saddled with big surplus shares of grains, ought to start a food stuff-for-perform programme to just take grains to the needy instead than allowing them to rot in godowns, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) stated in a statement on Wednesday.
On June 1, the Foods Company of India (FCI) had ten.4 crore tonnes of foodgrains. Under no circumstances right before has the governing administration saved these types of a significant quantity of foodgrains. This is 83.3 lakh tonnes in excessive of what the governing administration demands for operational and unexpected emergency needs, AIKS, the CPI(M)-backed farmer organisation, stated.
The unwillingness of the BJP governing administration to use the grain for public distribution is the primary induce of this make-up of shares, the farmer organisation alleged. These a big make-up of foodgrains adversely has an effect on farmers as it performs to depress selling prices in the