Nizamabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is striving for the benefit of farmers and will be issuing Rs 4,000 as incentive to farmers from this year, said Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy.
He added that the Agriculture Department has suggested the Telangana government to issue this amount through cheques to beneficiaries.
Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Saturday laid the foundation stone for 25 double bedroom houses at Kistapoor village of Bhirkoor mandal with a budget of Rs 1.26 crore.
Speaking at the event Minister Pocharam said that the Telangana government is farmer friendly and said that the Chief Minister is striving for the benefit of farmers. He said that the government is providing 24 hours un-interrupted power to the agriculture sector from January and said that the State is trying to provide Godavari water to farmers across Telangana through Kaleshwaram project.
Pocharam informed that the Agriculture Department had recently conducted discussions in various villages and took farmers opinions on proposed agriculture incentive scheme. During this drive, most of the farmers suggested to issue Rs 4,000 rupees incentive through cheques.
Minister said that the Telangana government has allocated Rs 1,000 crore for the benefit of the MBC and Nomadic Tribes to issue subsidised loans and also for conducting population survey of various castes.
Villagers, public representatives and officials participated in the program. The Minister later inaugurated a new godown at Chincholi village of Bhirkoor mandal of Kamareddy district.