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Rupees 1,680-crore input subsidy sanctioned for ryots

Rupees 1,680-crore input subsidy sanctioned for ryots
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Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said that the State government had sanctioned Rs.1,680 cr input subsidy to the farmers across the State in which the Nellore district received Rs 46 crore.

Nellore: Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said that the State government had sanctioned Rs.1,680 cr input subsidy to the farmers across the State in which the Nellore district received Rs 46 crore.

The Minister laid foundation stone for Podalakur-Somasila Road which would be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs.1.09 cr, Guravayapalem tank repair works with Rs.9.80 lakh and also for construction of canals in Podalakur mandal in the district on Friday.

Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy assures support to lemon orchid farmers in Podalakur mandal who have been facing problems due to severe drought conditions

Addressing the media persons, Somireddy said that development activities in the mandal with Rs 80 lakh are in progress. He said that Rs 3.8 lakh was allocated from NABARD for the works in the mandal.

He says that Nellore-Tatiparthi Road repair works are being done with Rs.4.70 lakh under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Government had sanctioned 181 works with Rs.16 cr under Neeru-Chettu programme in the first phase and 87 works with Rs.12 cr in the second phase. It also sanctioned Rs.6.90 lakhs to construct 70 check dams in the mandal.

State government would allocate 90 pc of funds if the Panchayat comes forward to allocate 10 pc of its sources to lay CC roads in Guravayapalem, he said and directed the officials to take steps to construct houses for SCs and STs in the mandal.
The Minister also inaugurated 33/11 KV Sub-Station at Duggunta Ramapuram.

Later, Somireddy visited lemon gardens at Mogalluru in Podalakur mandal. The State government had sanctioned Rs.67.80 lakh under Panta Samrakshana Scheme (PSS) and provided water to 1,697 acres for horticultural crops in the mandal.
Minister informed that government had sanctioned Rs.3.60 cr and provided water for 8,590 acres for horticulture crops in the district. About 4,000 farmers have been benefitted under the scheme.

He directed the officials to prepare estimates for drawing water from Kandaleru to Guravayapalem. Superintending Engineer of APSPDCL P Kaladhar Rao, Telugu Ganga Project Engineer Venkata Ramana, Assistant Director of Horticulture Department Uma Devi, RDO Venkateswarlu, MRO Nirmalanand and others were present.

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