Telangana will herald new green revolution in country, says KTR

KTR gives away cheques to Rythu Bandhu beneficiaries; slams Cong, TDP for their anti-farmer policies

By Author  |  Published: 15th May 2018  10:20 pmUpdated: 16th May 2018  12:41 am
KT Rama Rao
IT Minister KT Rama Rao interacting with farmers during Rythu Bandhu programme in Sircilla town on Tuesday.

Rajanna-Sircilla: Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said that Telangana State will be bringing in a new wave of green revolution in the country by introducing innovative schemes in agriculture sector for the welfare of farmers.

KTR distributed cheques and passbooks to farmers while participating in Rythu Bandhu programme held at Vilasagar of Boinpalli mandal on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the Congress party had cheated farmers by promising nine hour power. Before 2009 elections, the Congress had promised to provide nine hours power to farm sector. After coming to power, only six hours interrupted power had been supplied to agriculture.

They used to supply power in three spells, including night. A number of farmers died due to electrocution, snake bites and police firing when they went to agricultural fields to switch agriculture pumpsets during the night time.

However, putting an end to the troubles of farmers, Telangana government has been providing 24 hours quality power to agriculture sector. It is the only State in the entire country which has been providing round-the-clock power to agriculture, he said.

Both Congress and TDP, which ruled the State for about 67 years, did not bother about the troubles of farmers and agriculture sector. The condition of farmers and agriculture sector was miserable during the Congress regime, he said. The Congress government had even failed to settle small land disputes. But, Telangana government has rectified all land disputes by taking up lands purification drive after a gap of 86 years.

Referring the CLP leader K Jana Reddy’s comments that Rs 4,000 financial assistance to each farmer is not enough, the Minister said that it was not proper on the part of such a senior leader to make these kinds of statements.

With a view to bailout farmers from debts and make agriculture more profitable, Telangana government has introduced number of schemes such as Rs 1 lakh loan waiver, 24 hours power, Rythu Bandhu and other.

Though the government had decided to waive one lakh at a time, RBI created hurdle by refusing to give Rs 17,000 crore at one go. As a result, government waived one lakh in four installments.

On the other hand all irrigation projects have been taken up to draw its legitimate share from Krishana and Godavari rivers. Water would be supplied to 1.2 crore acres once Kaleshwaram, Palamuru, and Sitarama projects were completed.

Stating that power, water, seeds, fertilizer and minimum support were main for farmers, the Minister informed that they were brining pressure on the Central government to link NREGS with agriculture sector and enhance MSP to crops, which were in the purview of center.