AP CM YS Jagan Credits Rs 2,190 Crore For Farmers Welfare Under Three Schemes Including Rythu Bharosa

26 Oct, 2021 15:29 IST|Sakshi Post

The Chief Minister deposited amounts to beneficiaries under the second tranche of YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan, YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runala (zero-interest loans), and YSR Yantra Seva schemes.

AMARAVATI:  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited a total of Rs 2,190 crores under YSR Rythu Bharosa, YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu and YSR Yantra Seva Padhakam directly into the accounts of all the eligible farmers across the State.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that the government is committed to farmer welfare and keeping up the promise by crediting Rs 2052 crore under YSR Rythu Bharosa for the third consecutive year benefiting 50.37 lakh farmers. So far, through Rythu Bharosa alone, the government had disbursed Rs 18777 crores benefiting all the farmers cultivating their own lands and all the eligible tenant farmers of BC, SC, ST and Minorities along with those cultivating RoFR and endowment lands.

Similarly, reimbursing the interest for the loans taken under YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu, the Chief Minister credited Rs 112.7 crore directly into the accounts of 6.67 lakh farmers. Since the inception of the government, nearly Rs 1674 crore was given under YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu scheme, which includes Rs 1180 crore evaded by the previous government. He said that 9160 banking correspondents were brought to 10778 RBKs to facilitate loans and other banking services to the farmers.

Also, under YSR Yantra Seva Padhakam, a subsidy of Rs 25.55 crore has been deposited into the accounts of 1720 farmer groups. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that the government had established 10,750 community hiring centres at a cost of Rs 2134 crore, which is aimed to provide farming machinery to small and tenant farmers on a rental basis. Further, the Chief Minister stated that 1035 cluster level CHCs will be set up with harvesters, at the rate of five units in each mandal of East & West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts, where paddy cultivation is extensive.

The Chief Minister said that the government has been implementing welfare schemes despite financial difficulties and brought several changes in the last 29 months where agricultural advisory boards have been set up and providing agricultural schemes through e-cropping registration. Also, the government had taken the responsibility for clearing the pending arrears of the previous government which were about Rs 10,000 crore. Besides these, to support farmers in every step, Market Intervention Fund, CMAPP, Custom Hiring Centres, RBKs, e-cropping, Agriculture Advisory Boards have been set up. Although the Centre is providing MSP to only 17 crops, additionally the State government is providing MSP to another seven crops. 

He stated that in the last 29 months, Rs 18,000 crore was spent on providing quality power for nine hours during the day benefiting almost 18 lakh farmers. The government is also taking steps in providing quality fertilisers and pesticides through RBKs and providing input subsidies to the farmers for the crops within the same season.

Deputy Chief Minister Pamula Pushpa Sreevani, Ministers Kurasala Kannababu, Botsa Satyanarayana, Muthamsetti Srinivas, Chief Secretary Dr Sameer Sarma, AP Agri-Mission Vice-Chairman MVS Nagireddy, Agriculture Adviser Ambati Krishna Reddy, Special CS Poonam Malakondaiah, Agriculture Commissioner H Arun Kumar and other senior officials were present.

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