Mancherial: Hundreds of farmers took out a massive tractors’ rally, welcoming the New Revenue Act promulgated by the government, in Chennur town on Wednesday. They rallied with around 500 agricultural tractors. Government Whip and Chennur MLA flagged off the rally.
Farmers belonging to several villages of Chennur Assembly constituency voluntarily gathered at a statue of Telangana Talli in Chennur town and participated in the rally. They performed ksheerabhisekam to a portrait of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and raised slogans in support of the Revenue Act, reverberating streets. They hailed Rao for daring to revise the Act and for bringing in the new one, braving criticism of the Opposition.
Beneficial to farmers
Speaking on the occasion, Suman asserted that Chandrasekhar Rao had re-scripted the decade-long history by introducing the Telangana Rights in Land and Pattadar Passbooks Bill, 2020, which was adopted by the Legislative Assembly recently. He opined that the Act would be beneficial to the agrarian community in many ways.
“Farmers were forced to move from pillar to post for correcting errors in the records of their lands. They were struggling to protect their land and to get their grievances addressed, by sparing most of the time of their life. They would no longer need to face such hardships. The new Revenue Act will be a boon to small time and financially weak farmers,” Suman stated.
Corruption to be zeroed
The Government Whip further said that the new Act would reduce corruption in the Revenue department and inconvenience to the farmers. “All the transactions relating to lands can be done online and interference of humans is not involved in it. Processes of mutations and registration have been reformed. Farmers would focus on growing crops and register profits,” he pointed out, adding, Rao had brought the Act, which was the model to the country.
The legislator said that he felt happy to take part in the rally and the government was always concerned for the farmers. The government has introduced Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima, besides ensuring quality supply of power to the agriculture sector round the clock and purchasing produce from farmers by paying minimum support price. He cited the construction of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project and creation of warehouses.
Commenting on the remarks of the Opposition parties, Suman stated that the parties were frustrated to see the acceptance of the public for the policies introduced by the TRS party. Bharatiya Janata Party was forcibly implementing the Agriculture Bill for protecting the interests of friends of Prime Minister Nandendra Modi. He predicted that electors would teach a lesson to Modi soon.
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