Hyderabad: The central government has stated that no suggestions for further incentives/support to enable turmeric export have been received by the department of commerce to balance losses caused by nonseasonal rainfall in several regions of the nation, including Telangana.
Reason behind the assault of BJP MP Dharmapuri Arvind
The minister of commerce and industry, Piyush Goyal was responding to a question from Nizamabad Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament Dharmapuri Arvind, who was assaulted by TRS supporters in the constituency. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) activists decided to block the BJP MP’s journey, claiming that he failed to uphold his promise to establish the turmeric board in the Nizamabad district.
TRS activists decided to block the BJP MP’s journey, claiming that he failed to uphold his promise to establish the turmeric board in the Nizamabad district.
Union agricultural minister refusing to establish Turmeric Board
The union minister of agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar announced on March 15, 2021, that there is no plan to establish a Turmeric Board in the Nizamabad district of Telangana.
Nizamabad MP Dharmapuri Arvind promise of Turmeric Board
The Nizamabad district is a major producer of turmeric in India. It should also be noted that before the 2019 general election, BJP candidate Dharmapuri Arvind made a written pledge to the central government that if elected as a member of parliament from Nizamabad district, he will compel the Centre to establish the Turmeric Board in the Nizamabad district.
Former Nizamabad MP K Kavitha struggle with Centre get Turmeric Board
Prior to Dharmapuri Arvind, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s (KCR) daughter and former Nizamabad member of parliament K Kavitha worked hard to get the centre to establish a Turmeric Board in the state.
Nizamabad MP’s protest in 2019 Lok Sabha election
Farmers from Nizamabad voiced their displeasure during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by registering nominations in masse in Varanasi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seeking re-election.
Dharampri’s promise of board yet to be delivered
They eventually put their trust in Arvind, who pledged to set up the board in Nizamabad within five days of the BJP’s formation at the Centre. However, the promise has yet to be delivered.
Data of turmeric production in Telangana in 2020-21
According to the ministry of commerce, Telangana produced around 3,13,000 tonnes of turmeric in the financial year 2020-21.