Sangareddy: Finance Minister T Harish Rao has said the State government will never go back on its initiatives for farmers’ welfare irrespective of the cost involved.
The Minister, who inaugurated eight Rythu Vedikas in Sangareddy, Kandi, Sadasivapet and Kondapur mandals under Sangareddy Assembly Constituency on Wednesday, said Rythu Vedikas across the State will give a direction to farming in State and make it profitable.
Saying that the TRS government has built 2,500 Rythu Vedikas at a cost of over Rs 600 crore across the State, he said farmers and other stakeholders can discuss and deliberate about profitable farming using them as platforms.
Elaborating various measures taken by the Telangana government for the benefit of the farming, Rao has said they have spent Rs 14,500 crore on Rythu Bandhu alone besides giving Rythu Bhima insurance cover to all the eligible farmers.
With the efforts of government, Rao has said that the area under cultivation in Telangana touched two crore acres. Stating that the area under horticulture cultivation has increased considerably, he has said that the farmers in Telangana are cultivating vegetables, fruits, flowers and other horticulture crops in over 20 lakh acres.
Explaining the efforts put in by the government for development of Sangareddy district, the Minister said that they had spent Rs 200 crore on laying the roads in the district.
Following the requests from locals, he has agreed to get Rs 30 lakhs grant for Kandi panchayat, and Rs 30 lakhs for Chidruppa panchayat. He has also announced grants to various panchayats where he has participated in programmes.
MP Medak Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, P Jayasri, Collector Sangareddy M Hanumantha Rao and others were present.
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