State giving top priority for sprinkle, micro irrigation

State giving top priority for sprinkle, micro irrigation
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Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy on Sunday said that the government was giving top priority for micro and sprinkle irrigation by allocating adequate funds. Taking part in Zilla Parishad general body meeting here on Sunday, the minister said in view of making agriculture as profitable profession, the government was giving top priority for micro and sprinkle irrigation.

Kadapa: Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy on Sunday said that the government was giving top priority for micro and sprinkle irrigation by allocating adequate funds. Taking part in Zilla Parishad general body meeting here on Sunday, the minister said in view of making agriculture as profitable profession, the government was giving top priority for micro and sprinkle irrigation.

Stating the government was committed for improving the living standards of farming community in the State, he said that to ease the burden of labour in agriculture sector, the government was encouraging farm mechanisation by providing maximum subsidy to the farm equipment. He directed the agriculture officials to ensure creating awareness among farm community over the necessity of adopting farm tools.

Despite deficit rainfall this year, the government was taking all measures to protect the interests of farmers in all the ways, he said. The minister directed the administration to conduct the Zilla Parishad general body meetings during the working days instead official holidays to make compulsory attendance of all department officials to the meeting.

The minister suggested members to devote 60 per cent of time in the meeting to discuss on local issues to fix accountability of the officials. Responding to ZP chairman G Ravi plea over not releasing of 13th and14th Finance Commission funds to panchayaths, the minister assured to take the issue in the cabinet meeting.

Marketing Minister C Adinarayana Reddy said that he would extend cooperation for the development of district in all aspects. On the occasion, the meeting has discussed various issues related to District Water Management Agency (DWMA), Medical &Health and RTC departments. The meeting also decided to fill up 19 medical posts in Medical & Health Department. Joint Collector Swetha Theevatheeya, all ruling and opposition parties MLAs were present.

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