Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha on Friday met yoga guru Baba Ramdev seeking his support to request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up a turmeric board for the welfare of turmeric farmers in the country.
Kavitha who represents the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat in Telangana, also spoke to him about the provision of a minimum support price to be given to turmeric crop.
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"I have already met the Prime Minister twice in the last two years. This is apart from the meetings I had with the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Kerala for their support toward this initiative," a PTI report quoted Kavitha as saying in a letter addressed to Baba Ramdev.
"India accounts for about 80 per cent of the worldâ€™s turmeric production with about 1.5 lakh hectares under cultivation. Telangana occupies almost 40 percent of this area coverage and 63 percent of the production share in which my constituency of Nizamabad has one of the largest trading centres in the country," she said in the letter.
The MP also requested Ramdev to consider setting up a Patanjali spice plant in Nizamabad. Ramdev has reportedly assured his support for the welfare of farmers.