Rajanna-Sircilla: “Initial criticism is quite natural when revolutionary reforms are taking place. Those who criticise will follow us if we achieve success by working with unity”, IT and Municipal Administration Minister, KT Rama Rao said while reacting to opposition parties’ comments about regulated farming.
Rama Rao along with Agriculture Minister Niranjan Reddy, TS Planning Board Vice-Chairman B Vinod Kumar and others laid foundation stones for Rythu Vedika buildings and participated in Rythu Bandhu Samithi meeting in Vemulawada and Boinpalli mandals on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Rama Rao said providing more benefits to farmers by making cultivation a festivity was the main concept of the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. While the god Bhagiratha brought down Ganga to earth, Chandrasekhar Rao lifted Godavari water up to 500 meter height by constructing Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project within three years period and turned parched lands into green fields.
As a result, tanks and ponds were brimming with water even in the mid summer. However, some of the people were unable to digest it. Besides Rs 7,000 crore of Rythu Bandhu, Rs 1,200 crore loan waiver amount of 5.5 lakh farmers was also released, Rama Rao informed. Niranjan Reddy said the idea of the Chief Minister was that the state should become self-sufficient in crops production and then transport to other states after fulfilling local needs.
To enhance pulses consumption in the state, farmers were advised to cultivate Redgram instead of maize in Vanakalam season. Those opposing regulated farming would never come to the rescue of farmers when the latter were in troubles. Stating that Chandrashekhar Rao was ‘Srirama raksha’ to farmers, he said no person in the state has an idea about farmers than that of Chief Minister. Talking about oilpalm farming, minister said farmers would get Rs 1 lakh profit excluding all expenditure.
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