Nalgonda: The Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has informed that Rythu Vedikas, which would be comprised of a meeting hall and office of Agriculture Extension Officer at all the clusters in the state. High yield giving quality seeds would also be supplied to the farmers with subsidized price through them, he further added.
Speaking a awareness workshop which was conduced for members of Farmers’ Coordination Committees (FCCs) at Nakrekal in Nalgonda district, the Agriculture Minister informed that Rythu Vedikas would be setup at the head quarters of all the clusters with Rs 15 lakhs each. The works of Rythu Vedikas would be started immediately after identifying the suitable land, he added.
Reminding that constitution of FCCs were completed at 10,773 revenue villages in the state, Srinivas Reddy pointed out that the awareness programems were being conducted at 577 mandals in the state for the members of FCCs.
“The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was keen on reducing the expenditure of agriculture and ensuring Minimum Support Price to the crops of the farmers. The Coordination Committees were aimed at unite the farmers that would help in decided the price to the produce in the market. When the farmers were keep on a single world unitedly, the traders would have no other option to accept their demanded price”, he stated.
Reminded that we have overcome the electricity issue, he felt that the dream of the Chief Minister to extend irrigation facility to one crore acres in the state would also materialize in one or two years. He pointed out that the works of irrigation projects taken up with Rs 1.5 lakh crores for proper utilization of waters of Krishna and Godavari rivers were on the fast progress.
Stating that our government was one and only government in the country in extending Rs 8,000 per acre per year to the farmers for fertilizers, he stated that farmer wise land survey would be conducted from September 15 to December 15 across the state. The special teams would visit each and every village and also verify the ownership of the lands. On the last day, a list of farmers with details of their agricultural land would be announced. After completing the process and based in the survey details, Rs 4,000 per acre would be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers on May 15, he added.
He said that the state government was keen on making that the farmers should not make queues at the banks for loans for agriculture. He exuded confidence that we would achieve the goal in three years.
The minister for Power G Jagdish Reddy, Bhongir MP Boora Narsaiaah Goud, Narkerkal MLA Vemula Veeresham, Commissioner of Agriculture Jaganmohan and others were also attended the programme.