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MLA distributes farm tools to ryots under PMKSY scheme

MLA distributes farm tools to ryots under PMKSY scheme
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Sangareddy MLA Chinta Prabhakar said the farmers in the district should utilise the agriculture tools distributed under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sanchay Yojana (Watershed Development Scheme) by the Central government. 

Sangareddy: Sangareddy MLA Chinta Prabhakar said the farmers in the district should utilise the agriculture tools distributed under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sanchay Yojana (Watershed Development Scheme) by the Central government.

The Legislator along with Collector V Venkatesham participated in the distribution program of agriculture tools to the farmers under the Watershed development Scheme at IOC collectorate office on Thursday here. He said the PMKSY scheme was implemented by the state and the central governments mainly intended to conserve the ground water sources in the dry and drought –hit and problematic areas of subsoil water and bring them into force comprehensively.

The tools are being given as early as possible much prior to the sowing season like Ryth Bandhu cheques for better utilisation and the farmers need to make it count to make the agriculture more beneficial.

Collector Venkatesham mentioned that with the expenditure of Rs. 1.04 crore, spray missions, tarpaulins, cultivators, rotovators, chaff cutter, oil engines and other tools were being given to the farmers under PMKSY scheme in the district and so far, 236 beneficiaries were distributed the tools with 75 percent subsidy.

DRDO Venkateshwarlu said Watershed Development Scheme which was in the force from 2009 to 2016 was changed to PMKSY by the Union Ministry of Rural Development. The major objective of PMKSY is to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water, enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies (More crop per drop), enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce sustainable water conservation practices.

The program was attended by CDC Vijayendar Reddy, AMC Chairman Kondal Reddy, MPP Vittal and other officials and beneficiaries.

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