Nizamabad MP K.Kavitha has appealed to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to exert pressure on the Centre for establishment of turmeric board at the national level and ensure remunerative price for turmeric.
Kavitha made this request when she, along with a team of MLAs from Telangana, met Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.
In her representation, Kavitha said turmeric farmers were facing severe problems due to lack of remunerative prices. “This is benefiting the middle-men who are exploiting the farmers,” she said
Stating that turmeric was being used as an ingredient in cosmetics, medicines and even in the preparation of food, Kavitha expressed her displeasure over the lack of remunerative prices for the produce.
Responding to Kavitha’s representation, the Kerala chief minister said turmeric farmers of his state would also benefit if a separate board for turmeric was set up. Kavitha, who had already represented the matter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is likely to raise the issue in the ensuing session of the Parliament and is mobilising the support of MPs from states where turmeric is cultivated.
Source: The New Indian Express