CPM & Congress Transforms Kerala From Rice Bowl of India To Begging Bowl
Successive inept Farm Policies of CPM & Congress govts in Kerala have drastically declined paddy cultivation from 8.8 lakh hectares in 1970-71 to mere 1.96 lakh hectares in 2015-16. Once abundant in rice Kerala now has to import rice from neighbouring states. Also, Sitaram Yechury brazenly misleads that Paddy Procurement Price in Kerala is Rs, 2748 /quintal whereas in reality the average Paddy Procurement Price is Rs. 1900/quintal.