May 10 red-letter day in Telangana history

May 10 red-letter day in Telangana history
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May 10 is a red-letter day in the history of Telangana as it witnessed the launch of Rythu Bandhu Scheme, opined Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary and Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari.

Warangal/Bhupalpally: May 10 is a red-letter day in the history of Telangana as it witnessed the launch of Rythu Bandhu Scheme, opined Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary and Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari.

The Speaker launched the scheme at Kamalapur village of Jayashanker Bhupalpally district while Srihari launched the scheme at Kothur village of Rayaparthy mandal of Warangal Rural district on Thursday and distributed pattadar passbooks and cash cheques to farmers.

Speaker Chary, who addressed a massive gathering, said Rythu Bandhu Scheme (RBS) would bring a visible and new change in the lives of farmers across the State. RBS is an innovative scheme, which no other government has conceived so far.

Successive governments in the past have seriously neglected farming and farmers. But the TRS government led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has been introducing a series of measures to support the farmers.

Agriculture development is the primary objective of the State government’s developmental agenda. 24-hour free power supply, speedy construction of irrigation projects, farm mechanisation and now offering crop investment support all part of such objective, the Speaker noted.

Under crop investment support an amount of Rs 134 crore would be distributed to farmers, he added.
Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari in his address at a public meeting at Kothur, stated that the State government, which has been introducing innovative schemes and programmes, has been emerging as model State in the country.

Many other states are now emulating Telangana government’s initiatives that have been ensuring all round development. The CM is fully aware of farmers’ problems and got a clear vision to address them, he pointed out.

Efforts have been made to increase power production to ensure 24-hour free power supply. Similarly, quality seeds and fertilisers are being distributed. Those selling fake seeds are being booked under PD Act, Srihari said adding nearly 38 lakh farmers were benefitted from crop loan waiver.

On the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister along with Palakurthy MLA E Dayakar Rao laid foundation stone for feeder channel renovation works worth Rs 1.18 crore at Kothur village. The MLA informed that a warehouse would be constructed at the village.

At Singaram village of Inavolu mandal in Warangal Urban district, the Deputy Chief Minister, MLA A Ramesh, Mayor N Narender and others performed ‘Palabhishekam’ to KCR’s portrait. Women Cooperative Finance Corporation chairperson Gundu Sudharani, Tribal Cooperative Corporation chairman D Gandhi Naik and others took part in the programme.

Similar programmes were also held in Jangaon and Mahabubabad districts. Principal Secretary (Finance) K Ramakrishna Rao visited Jangaon and interacted with bank officials and enquired about the measures taken for payment of cash to farmers under RBS.

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