Amaravati: CM Y S Jagan launches seeds portal
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched a website for booking seeds through Rythu Bharosa centres on Thursday.
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched a website for booking seeds through Rythu Bharosa centres on Thursday.
During a review meeting at the Secretariat with the officials, the Chief Minister enquired about the crop procurement centres and prices being paid to the farmers.
He instructed the officials to display the list of minimum support price (MSP) for each crop at the procurement centres and also at village
"The government has to intervene if the farmer is being paid less than the fixed price for the crop and make sure that the farmer doesn't incur any loss. Officials have to ensure that the farmers are getting money soon after the sale of the produce. For effective implementation, proper marketing mechanism has to be adopted and required manpower is deployed at the procurement centres," he said.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to discuss with farmers on the price paid for their crops on a weekly basis. "The agriculture department has to own the Rythu Bharosa centres and marketing officials are supposed to pay special attention to godowns and cold storages till the establishment of new ones.
Farmers are expecting quality seeds and it is our responsibility to supply them. Officials have to make sure that irregularities do not take place in the supply of seeds," he said.
The officials of the agriculture department informed the Chief Minister that companies were showing interest in supplying quality seeds and fertilisers at reduced prices.
Ministers Kurasala Kannababu, Balineni Srinivas Reddy, Kodali Sri Venkateswar Rao, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy and officials were among those present at the review.