Siddipet: Gajwel, which has become a model for development in Telangana, will have another feather in its crown when District Co-operative Marketing Society (DCMS) will be setting up a one-stop destination for farmers to buy agricultural machinery, implements, fertilisers and pesticides at a cheap price. Since the DCMS is going to buy the machinery directly from the companies, they will offer them to farmers at relatively cheaper price, opting for minimum profit.
The Integrated Rythu Seva Kendra (IRSK) will come up in a 10,000 square feet area in a two acre land along the Sangapur road in Gajwel town. The project will be taken up at a cost of Rs 8.5 crore. The DCMS has already got permission to take up the work from District Town and Country Planning (DTCP).
Speaking to Telangana Today, Chairman of DCMS-Medak, Malkapuram Shiva Kumar said that they would get Rs 5 crore grant from National Cooperative Development Corporation. While the DCMS is going to spend Rs 1.5 crore, the Chairman said that they have sought Rs two crore from Telangana government as a special development fund. Saying that they were going to forge an MoU with several multinational companies such as Mahindra, John Deer, pesticide and fertiliser companies, he said that the kendra will sell from crowbars to harvestors. He further said that there will be a separate centre in the IRSK to educate the farmers on the machinery and their usage. While the Co Operative Department has already issued the consent for the project, the proposal for granting Rs 2 crore from the State government is under consideration of the Finance department.
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