Warangal Rural: Though the government is providing drinking water facility for the benefit of farmers, who arrive at the ‘Rythu Bandhu’ meeting points to get the passbooks and cheques, they are even offered a meal under Narsampet Assembly constituency limits, thanks to benevolence of the TRS senior leader and Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation (TSCSC) chairman Peddi Sudharshan Reddy.
According to the official sources, nearly 64,000 farmers in the Assembly constituency would be given Rs 47 crore financial assistance under the ‘Rythu Bandhu’ scheme.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Peddi Sudarshan Reddy said that he had launched the free meal for the farmers programme as the majority of the farmers come to the centre with empty stomach and wait for their turn at the centres.
“Though the government is providing water, and even buttermilk at some centres, the farmers can feel hunger due to the scorching heat in this summer. In view of this, I have decided to offer meals for them spending the money from my pocket,” he said and added that each farmer, who come to get the cheque, will be offered the meal at all the centres in the constituency till May 18.
The meal was served at the centres including Gotlakonda, Redlavada, Ameenabad, Laknaplly, Ramvaram, Timmampet, Mohammadpur, Machipala, Ashok Nagar and Budharaopet villages on Tuesday. Farmers are thanking Sudharshan Reddy for offering the meal at the centres.
Meanwhile, in Mahabubabad town, local DSP Rajaratnam has set a centre to provide buttermilk to the farmers, who come to the bank for the clearance of the Rythu Badnhu cheques, and the police at several banks in Mahabubabad and Thorrur towns have also handed over the buttermilk and ORS packets to the farmers.