Govt committed to make farming a profitable occupation: Kadiyam Srihari

Govt committed to make farming a profitable occupation: Kadiyam Srihari
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The TRS government was committed to make farming a profitable occupation and forming Farmers’ Associations’ Coordination Committees (FACCs) was a step in that direction, said Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari.

Warangal: The TRS government was committed to make farming a profitable occupation and forming Farmers’ Associations’ Coordination Committees (FACCs) was a step in that direction, said Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari.

He said utmost transparency was being maintained in setting up the FACCs. Farmers engaged in farming were being selected as members of the committees through grama sabhas at village, mandal and district-level.

The State government has embarked on the task of correcting land and revenue records through the revenue survey. The survey would check double registrations of lands and lapses in land records, Srihari said.

He attended grama sabhas at Eluguri Rangampet of Sangem mandal and Vadlakonda of Parvatahiri mandal in Warangal rural district on Monday. He told the villagers that the FACCs would play an important role in rectifying the land recording in the villages.

It further helps in identifying the genuine beneficiaries for financial assistance scheme to farmers to be implemented from next year. Due to the negligence of previous governments, the land records were in a chaotic state, he noted.

On the occasion, the Deputy CM released fish seedlings into tanks at Vadlakonda and Rangampet and distributed sheep units. He said across the State, the seedlings were being supplied to fishermen free of cost. Rs 55 crore was being spent to supply nearly 69 crore fish seedlings.

The crop loan waiver of Rs 17,000 crore benefitted 36 lakh farmers in the State. The supply of power to irrigation needs, seeds and fertilisers has been regulated since the TRS government came to power. Soon 24-hour power to the farming sector would be given.

Srihari announced Rs 20 lakhs would be allocated for the construction of CC roads at Vadlakonda.

MP Pasunuri Dayakar, MLAs A Ramesh and Ch Dharma Reddy, agriculture joint director Usha Dayal, animal husbandry joint director Venkaiah Naidu and others were present at the programme.

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