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Distribution of input subsidy from June 2, says AP CM

Distribution of input subsidy from June 2, says AP CM
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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu instructed officials to distribute input subsidy to farmers from June 2. Participating in a review meeting with officials at Velagapudi here on Thursday, he directed them to handover input subsidy on time besides handing over benefits to tenant farmers directly.

Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu instructed officials to distribute input subsidy to farmers from June 2. Participating in a review meeting with officials at Velagapudi here on Thursday, he directed them to handover input subsidy on time besides handing over benefits to tenant farmers directly.

“Tenant farmers can get benefits like crop loans, incentives for timely loans repayment, crop insurance, compensation and 25 paise interest loans from one lakh to three lakh amount based on the certificate issued by agriculture department,” he informed. The officials were directed to campaign on benefits to tenant farmers.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Says tenant farmers can avail benefits based on certificate issued by agriculture department
  • Nods for appointment of 221 MPEOs in north coastal districts
  • Instructs officials to distribute 11 lakh soil test cards by end of May

On the occasion, Naidu gave nod for appointing 221 Multi-Purpose Extension Officers (MPEO) in north coastal Andhra districts. He hoped the appointment of MPEOs would help to create awareness among the farmers.

He said the government would also start Agri Smart Service Centers to provide information over crops details including suitable crops for cultivation as per the soil conditions, soil tests, water resources and fertilisers related data. Besides, the officials were directed to give unique number ID to 30,000 rain guns in the state.

On this occasion, the officials informed 9.31 lakh quintals of seeds are available against the 11.22 lakh quintals demand. Similarly, 9.80 lakh metric tonnes of fertilisers are ready against total requirement of 16.85 lakh metric tonnes.

Meanwhile, the CM instructed them to distribute 11 lakh soil test cards by end of this month. He directed them to involve agriculture university students in field level crops cultivation farming procedures.

Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy and several officials were present.

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