Lokesh opens mobile hospital
Tirupati: Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, inaugurated the mobile veterinary hospital in Piler on Thursday aimed to...
Tirupati: Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, inaugurated the mobile veterinary hospital in Piler on Thursday aimed to serve the needs of poor cattle farmers in Chittoor district. As part of 'Heritage Farmers' Welfare Trust', several welfare schemes were planned and this is one of them, he said. Addressing the farmers meeting at Heritage Milk Factory in Piler, Lokesh said this trust was constituted to provide education facilities to the children of poor farmers and to provide health facilities to rural population. In near future the trust will conduct free medical camps in several villages and also will provide health insurance to both farmers and their cattle, he added. To develop the villages on many fronts like construction of health centres, libraries, schools, veterinary hospitals, milk collection centres, community centres for women, gober gas plants and fodder centres will take place in near future with the funds from this trust, he said. Lokesh said that any male who completed 21 years of age and female above 18 years having either cow or buffalo may join this trust by paying Rs 10 and in return they will get 10 paisa from each liter of milk they sold to the milk collection centres. The trust will pay another ten paisa share on the name of those cattle farmers, he explained. Farmers who do not have cattle also can join the trust by paying Rs 1000 per annum to get the benefits, he added. A committee with four members of specific village would be formed to decide and monitor the development activities and this will be possible only after accumulation of Rs 20,000 of fund, he said. Ragimanupenta village will get drinking water from end of this month, which will continue throughout the year soon and proposals are in progress, Lokesh said.