Rythu Bandhu attracts Maharashtra, Andhra people: KTR

Stating that the scheme was a revolution in the history of the country, KTR opined that Telangana has become epicentre for a new kind of green revolution with the introduction of innovative schemes in agriculture sector.

By Author  |  Published: 17th May 2018  10:45 pmUpdated: 6th Jul 2018  5:42 pm
IT Minister KT Rama Rao wearing rug and carrying sheep at Rythu Bandhu event in Gudem, Rajanna-Sircilla on Thursday.

Rajanna-Sircilla: Information Technology Minister K Taraka Rama Rao informed that people from Maharashtra villages bordering Telangana wanted to merge their habitations in Telangana State.

People in the adjoining localities are keen on merge their habitation after learning that Telangana government was providing a number of benefits for farmers such as Rythu Bandhu, 24 hours power, water, insurance and others. Not only Maharashtra, people of Andhra Pradesh were also demanding the AP government to introduce Rythu Bandhu scheme in their State, the Minister said this while participating in Rythu Bandhu programme in Gudem village of Mustabad mandal on Thursday.

Minister also participated in Rythu Bandhu and distributed cheques and passbooks to farmers Mustabad and Thangallapalli mandals.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the voice of opposition parties were not to be hear with the launch of Rythu Bandhu scheme. While the scheme brought happiness on the faces of farmers, it crated terror among the opposition leaders, he stated.

Stating that the scheme was a revolution in the history of the country, KTR opined that Telangana has become epicentre for a new kind of green revolution with the introduction of innovative schemes in agriculture sector.

It is the only government which was providing financial assistance beside 24 hours current and water to agriculture. Not only agriculture, round the clock power is being supplied to all sectors.

Informing that Rs 5 lakh insurance scheme is going to be launched on June 2, he said eye checkup would be done to all the people under ‘Kantivelugu’ to be introduced very soon. Rs 106 crore was earmarked for the programme, he said.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was determined to provide water to 1.20 crore acres by completing all irrigation project like Kaleshwaram, Palamuru, and Sitarama projects. Godavari water would be available by next Yasangi, he added.

Rajanna-Sircilla district stood at the top in distributing the highest number of cheques and passbooks during the last one week. About Rs 100 crore worth cheques had been distributed and Rs 30 crore were already withdrew from banks.

KTR appreciated collector D Krishna Bhaskar, and officials of revenue and agriculture departments for taking all possible measures to distribute a number of cheques and passbooks.

Minister Laxma Reddy gets warm welcome

Farmers in Nawabpet mandal accorded a warm welcome to Health Minister C Laxma Reddy when he reached the mandal headquarter here on Thursday to attend Rythu Bandhu cheques and new pattadar passbooks distribution programme.

The villagers of Nawabpet took him on a bullock cart ride from the village outskirts to the programme venue by burning fireworks and music, giving the whole event a festive look. At the cheques and passbooks distribution venue, the farmers performed ksheera abhishekam to the portraits of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Minister Laxma Reddy by pouring milk.

Nation stunned by land purification programme: Dy CM

Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Revenue Mahamood Ali has directed the district collector Ch Shivalingaiah to take steps to  resolve the land disputes and issue the new pattadar passbooks and cheques to the farmers whose lands under disputes after May 18.  He added that the land purification programme  taken up by the Telangana government to resolve the land issues has startled the nation.

Ali along with Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Farmers coordination committee chairman Gutha Sukhendar Reddy has attended the Rythu Bandhu meeting held at Yellampet village of Marripeda mandal in the district on Thursday.

Addressing the gathering Ali said, “No other state in the country is implementing the schemes being implemented in Telanagna State for the benefit of the farmers,” and listed the details about the schemes like 24 hour power supply and waiver of the crop loans.

Agriculture Minister Pocharm Srinivas Reddy said that the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project would provide irrigation facility to two crops for 40 lakh acres in six districts.

Tension at Ruthy Bandhu event

Tension prevailed at Vattem village of Bijinepally mandal during the Rythu Bandhu cheques and pattadar passbooks distribution programme on Thursday, as farmers alleged irregularities in the distribution of cheques and held VRO Murali Raju responsible for the issue.

Farmers alleged that there were discrepancies in the extent of land mentioned in their new passbooks and the amount they were being given through cheques. As there were errors in the details pertaining to their land in their passbooks, farmers became anxious.

After coming to know about the issue, District Revenue Officer Madhusudhan Naik reached the spot and discussed the issue with the farmers. He urged the farmers that those with grievances could bring it to the notice of officials in a grievances counter.

Officials were surprised to see that there were more farmers coming out with grievances than those receiving cheques at the event.