• search

BJP fears endangered food security due to wheat imports

Written by: Staff
|

New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) Accusing the government of harming farmers interests, the BJP today said the decision to import large scale wheat imports would harm the Indian food security scenario.

BJP Spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the government, which was initially talked of importing five lakh tonnes of wheat for non-wheat growing southern states, was not proposing to buy 50 lakh tonne. "They will not mind paying Rs 10 to Australian farmers but not give Rs seven to an Indian farmer", he alleged.

He said the government in the name of reducing the buffer stocks did not procure wheat allowing a free run for the private purchasers. But once the wheat prices shoot up, all these black marketeers will be making a fast buck releasing their stocks, he said. "The Government by such policy was neither helping the farmer or the consumer but the middlemen," he alleged.

UNI MCN CH RS1729

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more