Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday stated that there are not any everlasting enemies and buddies in politics including that his faction joined the alliance of BJP and Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena to resolve the issues of the folks within the state.
Whereas addressing a public rally in Beed, Ajit Pawar stated, “Now we have joined Mahayuti (Ajit Pawar’s alliance with BJP, Shinde-led Sena ) to resolve the issues of the folks. We took this determination for the event of the state. In politics, there are not any everlasting enemies and no everlasting buddies. We wish to inform everybody in Maharashtra that regardless that we’re within the Mahayuti alliance, it’s our obligation to guard folks of all castes and religions.”
“We’ll all the time work for the advantage of the farmers. Farming doesn’t occur with out water within the fields. I’ve achieved plenty of work after I was the Water Sources within the state,” he added.
Ajit Pawar stated that he requested state agriculture minister Dhananjay Munde to go to Delhi and meet key central leaders over the current difficulty on onions within the state.
“When the onion difficulty got here up, many individuals obtained calls. The opposition all the time provides fallacious data. I requested Dhananjay to go to Delhi. Dhananjay went and requested most assist. House Minister Amit Shah instantly purchased 2 lakh metric tonnes of onion at Rs 24 per kg,” he stated.
Earlier Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole termed the Central authorities’s current determination to lift 40 per cent export obligation on onions as “anti-farmer.”
“They’re mendacity to our farmers. My query is to Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Piyush Goyal, Why do you increase the export tax? Onions get stale and if the Nationwide Agricultural Cooperative Advertising and marketing Federation of India would not purchase them instantly, farmers will likely be at a loss,” Mr Patole stated.
Not too long ago, the Central authorities imposed a 40 per cent export obligation on the kitchen staple which prompted onion farmers within the state to stage a protest in Maharashtra’s Nashik district on Monday.
A notification issued by the Finance Ministry on August 19 acknowledged that they’ve imposed a 40 per cent export obligation on onions until December 31, 2023.
The export obligation comes amid stories that onion costs are more likely to rise in September. Earlier on August 11, the central authorities began releasing the staple vegetable from its buffer inventory.
The central authorities had earlier determined it might preserve 3 lakh tonne of onions within the 2023-24 season as buffer inventory. In 2022-23, the federal government maintained 2.51 lakh tonne onion as buffer inventory.
Buffer inventory is maintained to fulfill any exigencies and for value stabilization, if charges go up considerably through the lean provide season.
The central authorities began the procurement of a further two lakh tonnes of onion from farmers in Maharashtra on Tuesday.
The announcement was made at a gathering of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dhananjay Munde and Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi on Tuesday.
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