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KCR announces purchasing paddy in Telangana:- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has been protesting against the Centre over the procurement of paddy in the state to save the farmers. After several requests, TRS leaders staged protests. The final protest took place in New Delhi a couple of days ago and KCR announced a deadline for a day. Now with the Centre not responding, KCR announced that the Telangana government would procure the paddy from the farmers at a Minimum Support Price (MSP) in this rabi season. The state government will bear the burden of Rs 3500 crores for the move. KCR also told that the government decided to revoke GO 111 which is protecting the lakes of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar. KCR interacted with the press and informed about the crucial decisions that are taken by the Cabinet of Telangana.
A Committee that is headed by the Chief Secretary of Telangana is formed to finalize the guidelines about protecting the lakes if the GO 111 is revoked. If the GO is revoked, the construction activities will be regulated. Six private universities will be set up in the state soon. KCR said that the paddy procurement centres will be opened in all the villages of Telangana from Wednesday and he asked the farmers not to panic. KCR asked the farmers not to sell their crops below the MSP for the traders or the rice millers. "We tried our best to mount pressure on the Centre but there was no response. We decided to put an additional burden on us and will procure the paddy. The burden would be Rs 3500 crores. The Centre's double standards are well exposed" told KCR.
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