Rechini (Mancherial): Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali asserted that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was transforming lives of farmers by introducing a slew of schemes.
He was speaking at a programme held for distributing Rythu Bandhu schemes and pattadar passbooks to farmers in Rechini village of Thandur madnal on Wednesday.
He was joined by Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Farmers Agriculture Coordination Committee Chairman Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Endowments and Housing minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Peddapalli MP Balka Suman, government whip Nalla Odelu, MLC Puranam Satheesh Kumar, Bellampalli MLA Durgam Chinnaiah and Mancherial legislator N Diwakar Rao.
Mahmood narrated schemes and efforts of Rao since becoming Chief Minister of Telangana. He stated that Rao had fulfilled all promises made in the past. He stated that purification of lands was taken up and the process was completed within 100 days of time. He said that Rao allocated Rs 12,000 crore in the budget 2018-19 for farmers and Rs 6,000 for Rythu Bandhu scheme.
Complementing the scheme and congratulating Revenue department, the deputy Chief Minister further stated that officials were distributing cheques to beneficiaries which was a rare scene in the history. He further stated Rs 500 crore was going to be spent for providing life insurance cover to farmers from ensuing June 2, which was also a first of its kind initiative in the country.
“Our Chief Minister is farmers’ chief minister. He is son of a farmer. He takes up agriculture. No Chief Minister in India introduced schemes for the agrarian community like Rao. He achieved Telangana state and his dream–golden Telangana– can be a reality only when farmers were happy,” he remarked.
Mahmood Ali assured grant to additional fund for constructing function hall of minorities if required and sanctioned a junior college for boys in Thandur town, as sought by local MLA Durgam Chinnaiah.
Srinivas Reddy said that farmers of neighboring state, Maharashtra were jealous for not to be born in Telangana, following introduction of Rythu Bandhu scheme. He stated that previous Chief Minister had claimed to be hailed from agriculture background, but failed to improve plight of farmers. Chandrasekhar Rao is bring about unprecedented change in the agriculture sector, he opined.
Representative of Telangana government in New Delhi S Venugopala Chary, advisor to state government Dr G Vivekanand, Mission Director for the Land Records Updation programme Vakati Karuna Vakati Karuna and Collector RV Karnan were present.