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The general body meeting of Kurnool Zilla Parishad on Saturday passed a resolution to reduce GST slab on agriculture implements from 18 to 5 per cent and urged the state government to send the proposals to Centre.

Kurnool: The general body meeting of Kurnool Zilla Parishad on Saturday passed a resolution to reduce GST slab on agriculture implements from 18 to 5 per cent and urged the state government to send the proposals to Centre.

Krishnamurthy says he will appeal to State government to request the Centre to continue the subsidy on agriculture tools

Addressing the meeting Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishnamurthy said that he will see that the 5 per cent GST would be continued on agriculture implements. He would also appeal to the State government to request the Centre to continue the subsidy on agriculture tools.

Responding to the wages of coolies of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), he said the amount was enhanced to Rs 198 from Rs 30. He also advised the concerned members to create awareness among farmers on crop insurance. Pending amount of Rs 40 crore pertaining to NREGS has been sanctioned and those would be deposited into the account holders in a week period, he said.

Krishnamurthy said bank linkage loans to beneficiaries sanctioned under the SC Corporation would be extended soon and suggested them to give wide publicity on non-bank linkage schemes like land development and land purchase. Issues related to land problems would be sorted out through Mee Intiki Mee Bhoomi programme.

Zilla Parishad Chairman Mallela Rajasekhar said around 36 ZPTC members have been sanctioned Rs 8 lakh each under ZP funds. And to the remaining 16 members, District Collector has accorded permission to grant funds under the special package. Due to shortage of funds at ZP, we could not able to release them to all members at a time, said Rajasekhar.

District Collector S Satyanarayana said that he will ensure steps to deposit the wages pertaining to coolies worked under the NREGS through postal department instead of banks. He ordered the District Medical and Health Officer to circulate the GO copies of funds sanctioned for the development of PHCs to all the members.

He advised them to go for bio-fencing to PHCs that don’t have compound walls. Banaganapalle MLA BC Janardhan Reddy urged the Deputy Chief Minister to stop illegal mining that is taking place rampant at Yaganti. He also sought

suspension of lease. Panyam MLA Gowru Cheritha Reddy demanded supply of surplus tractors, which were supplied to Anantapur and Chittoor. MLC Kathi Narasimha Reddy, Kodumuru MLA Mani Gandhi, ZPTCs, MPTCs, and other department officials participated in the meeting.

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