Warangal Urban: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao has advised farmers to take up government-prescribed crops to make agriculture a profitable vocation.
The Minister said the lives of the farmers would witness a great change as they were getting water for irrigation under different projects, including Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) and J Chokka Rao Devadula Lift Irrigation Scheme.
The Minister, along with Warangal MP Pasunuri Dayakar, Wardhannapet MLA Aroori Ramesh, Parkal MLA Challa Dharma Reddy and farmers, participated in a ‘padayatra’ for eight km along the Devadula canal from Bollikunta to Ramachandrampuram covering Chennaram, Ashalapally and Gavicharla villages on Tuesday. He performed ‘palabhishekham’ to a flexi of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao before launching the padayatra at Bollikunta.
It may be recalled here that the Minister had released water to the canal from the Dharmasagar reservoir on Thursday (May 14). A total of 91,700 acres of the land would be irrigated through this canal taken up under the Devadula Lift Irrigation Scheme under Package 46.
Interacting with the farmers, Errabelli said, “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is a leader with vision. Following his advice, the farmers must cultivate the crops that are profitable. The government is ready to provide all sorts of help,” he added.
During the padayatra, the Minister, who is also a farmer, tilled the land with a plough at Ramachandrapuram village. He also dropped the groundnut seeds in the furrows for some time. Later, he distributed masks to the farmers and also urged them to maintain physical distance to keep the coronavirus at bay.
Meanwhile, a farmer from Ashalapally village, Gonela Suraiah, stressed on the need to follow the suggestions of the government in taking up the farming. “We (farmers) must follow the government’s suggestions to get the profits,” he added.
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