Telangana to formulate Rice Policy as production crosses 1 crore tonne

With h2o from new assignments this sort of as Kaleshwaram augmenting irrigation means in the State, Telangana’s paddy creation has shot up to 1.05 crore tonnes this yr from sixty six lakh tonnes previous yr.

Upcoming yr, the State expects to double the creation to two crore tonnes as the paddy place is anticipated to touch the 70-lakh acre mark from 47 lakh acres this yr.

To tap the bountiful output, the State is getting ready a Rice Coverage, the place the role of millers and other stakeholders this sort of as godown house entrepreneurs is anticipated to presume importance. It will rope in millers to process the more paddy generate and double the godown house to shop the milled rice.


After holding a evaluation meeting on paddy on Monday, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao reported the State will draft a comprehensive Telangana State Paddy and Rice Coverage. He asked officials to formulate the policy following conversations with stakeholders. “The Cupboard will explore the draft policy and put it ahead of the Assembly for ratification,” he reported.

What’s improved

The State, which utilized to mature paddy on about 45 lakh acres (throughout each seasons), has witnessed a steep hike in the acreage, likely up to 70 lakh acres this yr.

“There is a large amount of difference involving the predicament that prevailed for the duration of the united Andhra Pradesh times and now. With the development of main assignments like Kaleswaram and revival of tanks beneath Mission Kakatiya, farmers are having h2o in abundance,” Rao reported.

In the rabi period alone, the paddy place amplified by a hundred per cent to 38-40 lakh acres. In the future kharif, the State expects it to mature further, with the period set to see the crop sown in 55-sixty lakh acres.

If the following rabi sees the exact same tempo, 39 lakh acres will be included all over again. “This would imply, the State can perhaps mature over two.twenty five crore tonnes of paddy following yr,” a federal government formal reported.

Procurement and processing

The State sees the need to have for a new technique to take care of the abundance of paddy. “Procuring paddy, sending it to the mills to make rice and advertising that will grow to be a hard job. The current policy or system are not able to offer with this predicament,” the Chief Minister reported.

The State, which has about two,200 rice mills, can process 1 crore tonnes of rice a yr. “But they rarely run to their total potential for want of paddy. Now that the predicament has improved and ability is offered round the clock, they can assume to mill far more taking into consideration the availability of paddy,” he reported.

Stating that millers need to not be hassled, he asked them to formulate marketing and advertising plans. They will be authorized to make godown spaces at or in the vicinity of the mills, he extra.

The State will also function to double the godown house to shop 40 lakh tonnes of generate against the current 22 lakh tonnes.