Bhongir: Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy said the Rythu Bandhu program launched by CM KCR was unique and showed the world the way.
The minister was the main guest of the week-long Rythu Bandhu celebrations held on Friday at Raythu Vedika Bhavan in Muthireddy Gudem village of Bhongir mandal in the district.
Addressing the rally, he said farmers have enthusiastically participated in the Rythu Bandhu celebrations which began on January 4 and will end on January 10.
As a farmer and well aware of their problems, CM KCR introduced the Rythu Bandhu program to strengthen them economically since August 2018. He pointed out that the Rythu Bandhu program was neither mentioned in the party manifesto nor assured during the ‘any electoral campaign.
The Rythu Bandhu program has provided financial support to 92% of small and marginal farmers who own less than five acres, the agriculture minister said.
He said that Rs 50,000 crore has been deposited directly into farmers’ accounts under the Rythu Bandhu program over the past 8 seasons and the program has been applied to farmers owning at least one gunta land.
He said agriculture is a way of life in India, which is the second country with the largest cultivated land in the world, and added that agriculture is a symbol of civilization.
He described CM KCR as a man of powerful thoughts who provided financial assistance to farmers after the realization of Telangana State and added that farmers would not have seen the government as TRS for the past 70 years in the country.
State social protection schemes are replicated by other states, which reflects CM KCR’s vision, he added.
The minister informed that Rs 1,968 crore had been credited to the accounts of farmers of Yadadri-Bhongir over the past four years and eight seasons.
The minister added that the state government pays Rs 10,000 crore annually as electricity subsidies and spends an average of Rs 25,000 crore annually on construction of irrigation projects.
He said the state government provides Rs 60,000 crore per year under various agricultural sector development programs.
Farmers in the country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, still rely on oil engines, while the newly sculpted Telangana provides free 24-hour electricity to farmers. This regime cannot be found elsewhere in the country ”, declared the minister.
Stating that paddy is one of the 51 agricultural products, he urged farmers to think about alternative crops, get more money for their products and suggested following the advice of officials from the Ministry of Agriculture. in this regard. He advised farmers not to fall into the trap of provocative speakers and added that they can lead happy lives if they follow the advice of the farmer-friendly state government.
Bhongir MP P. Shekhar Reddy said CM KCR has been working to make farmers self-sufficient.
Meanwhile, together with the government whip and the deputy for Aler Gongidi Sunitha, he participated in the Rythu Bandhu celebrations held in Aler and conveyed his greetings to the farmers on the occasion of the crossing of the trademark of Rs 50 000 crore of input subsidy on farmers’ bank accounts under Rythu Bandhu scheme.