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KCR striving to make farmer a king

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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is making all efforts to ensure that the farmer becomes a king in near future, according to Minister for...

Khammam: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is making all efforts to ensure that the farmer becomes a king in near future, according to Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy here on Friday.

The Minister along with Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao distributed about 578 tractors, 16 harvesters and about 24 mini tractors to the famers under Yantra Lakshmi scheme here at Sardar Patel stadium in Khammam on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Srinvas Reddy said the government is doing everything possible to ensure that farmers secure remunerative price for their produce and more profit. The government would also distribute 5,500 rice plantation machines, 10 for each mandal in about 550 mandals in the State. A total of Rs 600 crore subsidy would be given to this effect to the farmers, he said.

The government had already appointed about 2,683 members of agriculture officers and was about to appoint additional 851 members in near future. Cluster centres would be established by investing Rs 300 crore in the farming societies across the State along with constructing about 2,600 buildings for farmers societies in the name of farmers who gifts the place, he said.

In a meeting held at New Delhi, the Central Minister Radha Mohan Singh lauded the efforts of Telangana State government by coming to know about the various initiatives taken up the TRS government for the welfare of the farmers and advised the other states to emulate Telangana State government programmes, said the Minister.

In coming days, the bank officials would come to the houses of farmers asking them to take loans. The Farmers Coordination Committees are constituted to establish coordination between farmers, officials and traders. With the collective decisions everyone can develop and can become strong financially, said the Agriculture Minister Srinivas Reddy.

The Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao said that a number of welfare activities were taken by the State government for the well-being of farmers. The Chief Minister came from farmers’ family and he knew the problems being faced by the farmers.

For about 71 lakhs of farmers present across the State, the government is going to sanction investment subsidy of Rs4,000 cheque for each acre of land from April 20 to May 15. All the farmers must utilise this opportunity. The Khammam is the only district where a good number of tractors were distributed at a time across the nation, he added.

The Commissioner of Agriculture Department Jagan Mohan Rao, MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, MLAs Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Banothu Madan Lal, the Chairman of Seed Corporation Kondabala Koteshwar Rao, ZP Chairperson Gadepalli Kavitha, SC Corporation Chairman Pidamarthi Ravi, MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, District Collector Lokesh Kumar and City Mayor G Papa Lal were present along with others.

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