Kumram Bheem Asifabad: Asifabad MLA Athram Sakku along with ZP chairperson Kova Laxmi, on Thursday, laid the foundation stone for the Raithu Vedika building at Janakapur village in Asifabad mandal.
Speaking on the occasion, Sakku opined Raithu Vedikas would play a vital role in uniting the farmers. He stated that the woes of farmers would be a thing of the past with the advent of the first of its kind facility. He recalled that they were forced to sit under the trees and share premises of gram Panchayat offices for holding a meeting and undergoing some training in the past.
The legislator informed that the State government was implementing a slew of schemes for the welfare of the agrarian community. He cited Raithu Bandhu, supply of seeds and fertilisers, uninterrupted supply of power to the agriculture sector, Raithu Vedika buildings, etc. He stated that only Telangana was encouraging farmers in ways by introducing such schemes.
Laxmi explained efforts of the government for making agriculture profitable. She said that farming, which was once causing losses to farmers, was now made as a viable profession. She informed that many were coming forward to take up farming considering the schemes and support of the government. She advised farmers to grow crops suitable to climatic conditions of the district.
District Agriculture Officer Ravinder, Asifabad Mandal Parishad President Arigela Mallikarjun, ZPTC member A Nageshwar Rao, mandal Raithu Bandhu Samithi president G Mallanna and mandal agriculture officer Khadar Hussain were present.
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