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Dedicate to farmers’ service rather than govt employees: Minister to new AEOs

Dedicate to farmers’ service rather than govt employees: Minister to new AEOs
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Minister Harish Rao guided  the newly appointed Agriculture Extension Officers to become dedicated servicemen to the farming sector rather than mere...

Siddipet: Minister Harish Rao guided the newly appointed Agriculture Extension Officers to become dedicated servicemen to the farming sector rather than mere government employees. Newly appointed 45 AEOs were presented the proceeding copies of their appointment orders by the Minister at a program at the collectorate here on Friday.

Speaking at the program, the Irrigation Minister said the previous governments did not bother to prioritise the farming sector and despised the travails of the farmers in the state and pushed the agriculture into hopeless conditions. But, after coming into the power, the TRS government had changed the face of the agriculture in the state with the historical schemes and projects like Mission Kakatiya and Irrigation projects like Kaleshwaram including the crop procument centres at market yards, providing Minimum Support Price for the agriculture produce and construction of go-downs across the state and round the clock electricity supply for the farming sector for the welfare of the farmers.

Previously, only 16 AEOS were working here in the district, but now the strength has reached to 106 with the new recruitments of which majority are the women officers. Every AEO should work especially women farmers need to be encouraged in every way by the Women officers in terms of field visits, maintaining wholesome relations with the farmers, educating them to adopt modern methods and bio-farming, said the Minister who congratulated the new appointees just before the launch of Rythu Bandhu Scheme in the state. The AEOs should maintain the updated data of every farmer in their areas on their tabs and cellphones in all aspects to deliver the best services to strengthen the agriculture sector in the district and the state as well.

Later, Minister Harish Rao distributed the cheques of compensation for the land outsees of 139 farmers belong to Rajagopalpeta, Mandapally villages in Nangunuru mandal and Siddipet Urban mandals. The ministers, who appreciated the farmers for giving up the lands, said the 139 farmers come forward to give their land of 102 acres in Nangunuru mandal and 26 acres in Siddipet mandal amounting to 128 acres in total for the establishment of Industrial area including the food processing units under the TSiPASS Act.

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