Nalgonda: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy on Saturday challenged both the Congress and BJP to implement a scheme similar to Rythu Bandhu in any one of the states being ruled by their party government for the welfare of the farmers. Inaugurating godown of Agriculture Market Committee (AMC) at Shaligowrarm in the district, Niranjan Reddy said […]
Nalgonda: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy on Saturday challenged both the Congress and BJP to implement a scheme similar to Rythu Bandhu in any one of the states being ruled by their party government for the welfare of the farmers.
Inaugurating godown of Agriculture Market Committee (AMC) at Shaligowrarm in the district, Niranjan Reddy said that the State government has succeeded in bringing past glory to agriculture department with its pro-farmer policies adopted in the last seven years. He urged the farmers to put Telangana in top position in terms of paddy production in the country during this Kharif season as well. He pointed out that Telangana State stood on top in paddy production in the country during the last kharif season.
Indirectly referring to the the allegations made by the BJP leaders on implementation of welfare and development programmes in the State, the Minister said that some Opposition leaders, who were not interested in the development of the State, have been indulging in such acts. Instead of criticising the State government, he dared them to make promises to the people that their party would extend Rs 15,000 per acre under Rythu Bandhu to the farmers and to take up an irrigation project with a target of completing its works within one year. He reminded that works of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) were completed by the State government within three years and also providing irrigation facility to lakhs of acres.
Referring to ‘Praja Sangrama Yatra’ taken up by BJP State president Bandi Sanjay, Niranjan Reddy said that the BJP leaders should take up such programmes at New Delhi to mount pressure on the Centre to bring Tribal University and Bayyaram Steel Plant, which were promised to Telangana under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. It was unfortunate that the leaders, who never participated in Telangana agitation, were now taking up yatras for their political interests. “A Central team of officials, which recently visited the State, appreciated the State government for its sheep distribution programme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also praised Mission Bhagiratha, which was taken up by the State government to supply safe drinking water to every household in the State. But, the BJP State leaders have been intentionally indulging in mudslinging against the State government,” he said.
Further, he said that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, who tried to stop formation of Telangana State, had shifted to Andhra Pradesh State after Telangana formation. But, some leaders, who were his business partners, were still continuing in the politics in Telangana and working against the interests of the State, he said.
Energy Minister G Jagdish Reddy said that the State government has also succeeded in reviving traditional occupations in addition to bringing past glory to the agriculture sector, which has improved the incomes of the people living in rural areas. Due to the sincere efforts, the Telangana government could put an end to starvation deaths and farmers’ suicides.
Rajya Sabha member Badugula Lingaiah Yadav and Thungathurthy MLA Gadari Kishore also attended the programme.
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