Nizamabad: The Union government should link the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) to agriculture sector to reduce cost of labour, provide MSP to all crops, which were not getting profitable prices and decide MSP on 50 per cent of crop cost, said Nizamabad MP Kavitha.
She participated in Rythu Bandhu scheme at various mandals of Balkonda Assembly Constituency in Nizamabad district on Tuesday.
Kavitha and Mission Bhagiratha Vice-Chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy on Tuesday participated in Rythu Bandhu scheme at Chengal village of Bheemgal mandal, Uploor village of Kammarpally mandal, Thimmapoor village of Morthad mandal, Anksapoor village of Velpoor mandal, Kottapalli village of Mupakal mandals. They also laid foundation stone for SRSP Lakshmi Canal modernisation works at Mupkal mandal headquarters.
On the occasion, the MP and Prashanth Reddy distributed distributed the cheques and patta passbooks to the farmers at Chengal village.
At Uploor village of Kammapally mandal, the MP was welcomed by villagers with Bonalu. Similarly, at Ankaspoor village of Vailpoor mandal she said that Farmers Incentive Programme is an ideal programme across India.
She added that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao always thought about farmers and introduced innovative schemes such as Rythu Bandhu to strengthen agriculture sector.
The MP said in Telangana, each and every village received nearly Rs 6 crore worth of benefits in the last four years. The State government has given high priority to the welfare and development programmes, bringing governance at people’s doorstep and spending collected taxes on the benefit of people.
Later, Kavitha sat with village women to known about their problems.