SBY: The Problem of Fertilizer Up To Raskin Immediately Delivered to President Jokowi
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, April 07 2018 - 20:00 IWST
Ketum Partai Demokrat Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - 6th President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) promised to convey to President Joko Widodo related to farmers' complaints such as fertilizer issues and rice quality for poor people (raskin).
"This is my duty as a former President, I still often meet with Mr. President Jokowi, our relationship is good, I will present the complaint of father and mother, give suggestions for improvement," said Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in a press release received crew media, in Jakarta, Saturday (7/11/2018)
This was conveyed by SBY in a dialogue with hundreds of farmers in Pendopo Graha Mahardika Samiyasa Village Tlogo, in order Tour de Central Java Democratic Party. The event aims to absorb people's aspirations and provide solutions.
According to SBY, food security and self-sufficiency in this country is important. However, more than that, the most important is the welfare of farmers, it is very important to note.
"Do not let the farmers to extinguish the bones during the night, the heat of rain, produce rice, but sold the price is not how much." The profits of middlemen - this is not fair, "said SBY.
Therefore, SBY asked farmers also do not sell rice in rice fields directly to middlemen. Because, the price is low, farmers can not profit. Preferably harvested once into grain, wet or dry.
"The government must also pay attention, do not let the parties to play with the price of the food that causes the farmers to lose, should be equally profitable," said SBY.
In the dialogue, farmers complained about a number of issues to SBY. Among them is the difficulty of getting subsidized fertilizer until the quality of raskin is bad.
"To get fertilizer, farmers must have an account at BRI, so to take, come to BRI just take fertilizer in the warehouse, it is not practical, it is very difficult for us," said Rujiman.
Meanwhile, another farmer, Sengkono, complained about the quality of raskin that is considered unfit to eat. "Each of our rice crops is of international quality, very good, but why rice distributed by the government to the people is not feasible, it can not be eaten," he said.
In response, SBY asked Democratic representatives to report this to the government, related ministries and Bulog.
According to SBY, the provision of raskin is a policy in the era of his government. However, the distributed rice is of medium quality, not rice that is not feasible to eat.