The government advised the farmers of Telangana not to plant paddy in Yasangi. But in areas where only paddy could be grown, there is no possibility of growing a different crop. So, many farmers left their lands without cultivating anything, while many simply ignored the government’s advice and went ahead with planting paddy. There have been criticisms that the KCR government’s attitude towards farmers has been skeptical from the outset. The amount required to buy all the grain is not a big calculation for the state government. But there were dharnas and initiations conducted by the state government attacking the center. Opposition parties have been criticized for going as far as Delhi and making dramas in the name of the Yasangi war. In fact, they say that if KCR has integrity, he should not have used it for political purposes.
The Center also slammed KCR for signing that it would give only Raw Rice and then taking a U-turn. KCR finally announced that the state government itself will buy all the grain itself. On one hand, the TRS members and activists keep chanting that KCR is a protector for farmers, a leader who understands them. But on the other hand, the IKP centers are not fully open. This has led to delays in purchases. This already resulted in causing heavy damage to the farmers.
Due to the government’s negligence, the landlords sold the paddy at a loss before the purchase announcement. Will farmers finally reap profits as KCR announced about procuring grains from the victims? well, that didn’t happen too. Farmers delayed selling and sold some of the crops to middlemen at a lower rate. Will the rest of the grain be collected quickly? The farmers waited for weeks watching their crops turn bad. But KCR did not show mercy. It rained prematurely damaging the whole grains, and the entire harvest got wet and unusable.
The same is happening in the state right now, in two pieces it can be put this way, “Grains in vain, tears in the eyes of the peasants.” TPCC chief Revanth Reddy tweeted about this. “The government will not buy the grains and all we can witness is tears in the eyes of farmers. The brokers will not give a support price. The farmer is afraid that the rain will ruin his leftover crop if he does not sell it cheaply. Shame on KCR for simply resting in the farmhouse without doing anything about it,” he said.
There is truth in Revanth’s comments. Many farmers are selling their crops at a lower price due to rain damage. On the other hand, the managers of the buying centers and the owners of the mills are in a dilemma. There have been allegations that purchasing center managers are acting as per Millers’ benefit in many places. Farmers are openly saying that grain collection is going on as the millers say. Despite all this, the government is not taking any action against this. Opposition parties are skeptical about KCR’s intentions for the farmers.