CM YS Jagan's Powerpoint presentation on drought in AP Assembly
A debate on drought situation in the state has taken place in AP Assembly on Thursday.
Amaravati: A debate on drought situation in the state has taken place in AP Assembly on Thursday. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said there is no significant rainfall and the state is facing 48 percent deficit rainfall.
Though its the second week of July, there is no situation to sow the seeds. CM YS Jagan said it had been only two months since they came into power.
He said that they are taking measures to face the drought situation in the state. He also criticized that the earlier government has not even given the input subsidy to the farmers.
The Chief Minister said that the state had faced a severe drought in the last five years. He said the previous TDP government did not even collect the seeds which should begin in last November, must end by April and distribution should start by May.
Our government has come into power in June. By the time we take up the charge, the seed collection should have completed, and distribution must have started. Now the farmers had to get on the roads.
He said its worst that the previous government had not done its work. As the government didn't respond, today we have to face the shortage of seeds.
CM YS Jagan has shown the letters of the officials on the screen during the Powerpoint presentation in the house that only 50 thousand quintals of peanut seeds were available by the time our government has come.
The Center has given Rs 900 crore to fight the drought situation, but no single penny given to the farmers and Rs 960 crore of grain money is still owed to farmers. Farmers loans have not rescheduled in the last five years. No interest was paid on behalf of the farmers. The interest waiver scheme for farmers loans has also been canceled.
As Chandrababu government did not do the loan waiver, With that, the farmer's loans have reached to 1.45 lakh crore in the state. Chandrababu government has failed to deal with drought conditions in the state.
CM YS Jagan said that we are providing 9 hours day time current to the farmers and for aqua farmers, the electricity is being given at Rs 1.50 paisa per unit.