Siddipet villages vow to go for regulated-farming

73 gram panchayats in Siddipet district pass unanimous resolutions to follow demand-based cultivation

By Author  |  Published: 25th May 2020  12:35 amUpdated: 25th May 2020  12:45 am
Siddipet villages
Farmers pledge to adopt regulated farming at Datarpally village in Gajwel on Sunday.

Siddipet: With awareness comes realisation, and this coupled with the immense faith that farmers of the State have on Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s far-sighted agriculture policies and welfare programmes hold key to the success of regulated farming policy to be introduced from this Vaanakalam. This is reflected in the growing number of gram panchayats passing unanimous resolutions throwing their weight behind the State government’s decision.

In Siddipet district alone, 73 gram panchayats passed unanimous resolutions on Sunday fully supporting the concept of regulated farming aimed at betterment of the farming community in the State through demand-based cultivation of crops, District Agriculture Officer Shravan Kumar told Telangana Today.

It began with the residents of Erravelly, the village adopted by Chandrashekhar Rao under Gajwel Assembly constituency, passing a resolution. It set off a ripple effect and by the evening, 73 of the 399 villages in Siddipet districts had passed similar resolutions, and promise of more to follow. A few villages in Medak district too have passed resolutions supporting the regulated farming policy.

The confidence of villagers and farmers in the State government policies are best echoed in the sentiments of Balaraj, a farmer from Erravelly village. “Chandrashekhar Rao always thinks about the farmers’ welfare and making farming profitable. Since he has time and again proved his commitment towards the welfare of the farming community with schemes like Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, 24×7 quality power supply, among others, all the farmers are convinced that regulated farming will only benefit them,” he said.

Among the gram panchayats that passed unanimous resolutions supporting the government policy were Nagarajupally, Mysampally in Nanganur mandal, Ibrahimpur in Narayanraopet mandal, Pedalingareddypally village in Siddipet Rural mandal and Naskal in Medak Assembly constituency. Farmers led by District Cooperative Central Bank Limited (DCCB) chairman Chitti Devendar Reddy also passed a unanimous resolution at Kondapak mandal headquarters under Gajwel Assembly constituency.

The farmers willingly came forward to adopt these resolutions even as agriculture officials and public representatives met the farming community to spread awareness about the importance of cultivating crops advised by the State government. Many villagers, describing it as a revolutionary move by the State government, were confident that regulated farming would change the face of agriculture in Telangana State.

Gadepally, a sleepy village in Dharmapuri mandal of Jagitial district, holds the distinction of being the first village to give a thumbs up to the State government’s initiative when it passed a resolution earlier last week.

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