Rajanna-Sircilla: IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday said that financial assistance under Rythu Bandhu scheme was deposited in the bank accounts of 57 lakh farmers in the State, despite the government facing financial crisis due to the pandemic.
“The financial assistance was provided to ensure that farmers do not face any problems for investment to take up cultivation for Vaanakalam season,” he said, after laying foundation stone for roads and construction of bridges taken up at a cost of Rs 15 crore at Veernapalli mandal.
Rama Rao said the main aim of the government was to make farmers prosperous, and for this, several reforms and schemes were introduced in the agriculture sector. Besides 24-hour free and quality power supply, Rythu Bandhu was introduced to provide financial assistance to farmers to take up cultivation. Rs 5 lakh insurance facility was also being provided through Rythu Bima, the Minister said, adding that regulated farming was introduced to ensure that the farming community makes more profits by cultivating market demand-driven crops.
Talking about protection of forests, Rama Rao said it was the responsibility of every citizen to conserve forests and warned of serious action against anyone involved in destruction of forests. “Not merely planting of saplings, people should also take the responsibility of protecting trees,” he said, adding that if felling of trees was not prevented now and massive afforestation taken up, a day would come when even the air we breathe may have to be bought.
In order to provide good environment to future generations, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao took up Haritha Haram, the Minister said, adding that development of rural areas was possible only when condition of roads are in good shape. “There has been a lot of progress in road laying and construction of bridges in the past six years,” he said.
Rama Rao said the State government took up reorganisation of districts to take governance to the door-steps of the people. “It was the Chief Minister’s idea to convert thandas having population of 500 into gram panchayats,” he said.
Problems of the people residing in surrounding villages have been solved with the formation of Veernapalli as mandal headquarter, he said. Chandrasekhar Rao has a strong desire to see happiness on the faces of local people by developing Veernapalli on all fronts, he added.
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