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Loan waiver a bold step: AP Dy CM

Loan waiver a bold step: AP Dy CM
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Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu should be appreciated for taking a bold and unprecedented step of waiving loans to the farmers despite the fact that the state was facing several problems after bifurcation.

Kurnool: Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu should be appreciated for taking a bold and unprecedented step of waiving loans to the farmers despite the fact that the state was facing several problems after bifurcation.

Speaking to the media here on Monday, he said that under the first phase, 22.79 lakh farmers would be benefited under the loan waiver scheme among a total of 32 lakh families in the state. He said that the government would strive to provide justice to each and every farmer in the state.

Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murthy giving away loan redemption certificate to a farmer at Panchalingala village in Kurnool district on Monday Photo: HANS

Describing the government as farmers’ friendly and, he said that Rs 10,000 would be given for each acre to the farmers to grow fruits and cultivate horticulture gardens. He said that the government would sanction Rs 10,000 loan along with interest to DWCRA women and added that the farmer wanted to empower the farmers.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that there were 5,23,623 farmers who were eligible for loan waiver in the Kurnool district and under the first phase, there were 2,88,05 farmers who were eligible under the first phase. The government was bearing Rs 414.36 crore under the loan waiver scheme and had distributed 73,267 loan waiver certificates, he said.

Krishnamurthy said that there were more than 3.2 lakh people eligible for pensioners in the district and the government had distributed pensions to more than 1.3 lakh pensioners. In his speech, District Collector Vijaymohan said that research laboratories, solar water grids and several other industries would be setup in the district. Permissions would be granted to set up industries according to guidelines, he said. SP Ravi Krishna, Joint Collector Kanna Babu, Zilla parishad chairman Rajasekhar and others were present.

Dy CM asks farmers not to be dejected

Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy said that the farmers need not worry about the non-inclusion of their names during the first phase. He assured them that justice would be done during the second phase. Coming down heavily on the YSR Congress Party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for looting public money amounting to lakhs of crores of rupees, Krishna Murthy said that Jagan had no moral right to speak on the loan waiver issue. It would be better if Y S Jagan distributed his ill-gotten wealth to the poor, he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that they were ready with all the facts and figures to face the State Assembly session starting from December 18. He said that while Chandrababu Naidu was striving to develop the state of Andhra Pradesh, Jagan was an economic offender who was interested only in hoarding his illegal wealth and properties. He said that the State government would construct all the government offices in Kurnool, though it thought of constructing them on the banks of Krishna River.

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