Godavari for crops not far off, KTR tells Congress
The day is not far-off when the Godavari waters irrigate the fields in Telangana, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao said.
Sircilla: The day is not far-off when the Godavari waters irrigate the fields in Telangana, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao said.
Taking part in the distribution of pattadar passbooks and cheques to farmers under Rythu Bandhu Scheme (RBS) at Ellanthakunta, Hanmajipet and Yellareddypet villages on Wednesday, he said that Telangana is the only State that promptly working for the welfare of the cultivators.
“The government is not only giving agriculture investment to farmers but also trying to ensure irrigation facility,” KTR said, referring to the implementation of Mission Kakatiya, a tank restoration programme, and 24-hour free power supply to the farming sector.
He said that the TRS government achieved the herculean task of land purification exercise that wasn’t taken for the 80-odd years in the region. “By introducing RBS, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has become household name in the State. KCR will achieve his dream of providing irrigation facility to 1.20 crore acres by completing Kaleshwaram, Sitaram and Palamuru projects,” KTR said.
He said that efforts are on to improve eye-care facilities in sub-centres to setting-up super-speciality eye care facilities at tertiary centres under Kanti Velugu scheme.
Referring to the Congress’ Praja Chaitanya Yatra, KTR termed it as a futile attempt as the people in the State are well aware of what is good and what is bad, hence, they elected KCR as their Chief Minister.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali said that KCR, who allocated Rs 12,000 crore budget for the farming sector, is the number one Chief Minister in the country. The exercise of land purification is another milestone in the annals of the state, he said.
Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Farmers Coordination State president Gutta Sukender Reddy, senior leader G Vivek and MP Balka Suman were among others present at the Yellareddypet meeting.