A day after the launch of the Jaganannaku Chebudam programme, CPM State secretary V Srinivasa Rao has demanded to know how many of the problems were resolved so far that were already told to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. None of the issues has been resolved for the past four years at the Spandana programmes, he said.
Srinivasa Rao spoke to the media along with Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham general secretary K Prabhakar Reddy at the MB Vignana Kendram in Vijayawada on Wednesday.
Srinivasa Rao said that Jaganannaku Chebudam toll free number 1902 is like a corporate call centre. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has given the buildup to the corporate call centre in the name of Jaganannaku Chebudam, he alleged.
Further, he said many issues had been brought to the notice of the government for the past four years, and even a single problem was not resolved. Also, the government did not provide a solution to the farmers in purchasing the paddy grains, he alleged. Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK) have turned into ‘Divala’ Kendras, he commented.
He said the State government was depending on the millers for purchasing the paddy grains. For this reason, the millers are reducing the minimum support price in the name of moisture content though the RBK officials verified the moisture at the RBK, he said.
Also, millers are cutting around 12 kg per bag in the name of the broken and barren paddy. Millers are collecting Rs.7,000 to Rs.10,000 per truck from the farmers, he said. The State government does not purchase rain-soaked paddy in the State and dryers, cleaners and tarpaulin pattas are not available at the RBKs to dry the wet grains, he alleged.
Meanwhile, Srinivasa Rao demanded the government should pay Rs.400 wage per day to the MGNREGA workers. As of now, Upadhi workers are getting Rs.200 wage per day, which is not sufficient for their livelihood, he said. The State government should drop the face recognition attendance from Upadhi workers, he said.