Chandrababu peddling lies on organic farming: Srikanth Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is peddling blatant lies about the state of organic or nature farming in Andhra Pradesh, charged YSRCP senior leader and MLA Gadikota Srikanth Reddy
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is peddling blatant lies about the state of organic or nature farming in Andhra Pradesh, charged YSRCP senior leader and MLA Gadikota Srikanth Reddy.
Talking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, he said that Chandrababu has tried to push under the carpet the fact that the farmers in the state were passing through the worst agrarian crisis by claiming that organic farming was being done in 2 crore acres. He said by speaking such blatant lies, Chandrababu Naidu was demeaning Andhra Pradesh and is damaging its prestige. He said that Chandrababu Naidu was talking of organic farming as he need not give any input subsidy, insurance or even support price.
“It is strange that Chandrababu Naidu is talking of agriculture after fully damaging the farm sector. It is like devil quoting scriptures,” he said. He said according to the socio-economic survey released by the Government, only 61000 hectares are under organic farming. Also, the Government has claimed that it will bring 5 lakh hectares under organic farming by 2022.
"AP stands sixth in the consumption of manures in the state,” he pointed out. He further said that the farmers were committing suicides in AP and thousands of acres was left untilled. But unmindful of all these, Chandrababu Naidu is trying to create a false hype over his speech. He has spoken in a side hall of the UN, but is claiming as if he has spoken in the main hall.
This is nothing but sheer greed for publicity and Chandrababu is duping the people of the state, Srikanth Reddy said.