Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today said Rythu Bandhu scheme was a historic start for a Golden Era in the country.
Launching the much acclaimed cheque distribution for the farmers towards crop investment from his favorite Karimnagar district at Huzurabad, KCR distributed cheques of Rs 4,000 along with Pattadar Pass Books among the beneficiaries. Appreciating the hard work of the Revenue and other officials and staff for the launch of the Rythu Bandhu scheme, KCR stated the scheme will go a long way in the annals of the country. He asked the bankers to ensure that the farmers get cash through their cheques as the government has already deposited Rs 6,000 crore with them. He took a dig at the previous Congress regime for failing to help the farmers and the Opposition for creating hurdles to developmental process in the State.
KCR said his Finance Minister Eatala Rajender accorded top priority for farm investment scheme and passed the bill in the Assembly for Rs 12,000 crore for distributing the cheques under the Rythu Bandhu scheme. The farmers will get the benefit twice Rs 8,000 per acre in two spells. Of course, this is first of its kind scheme in the country and Telangana got this opportunity to serve the farmers, he said. The Chief Minister also called upon the farmers to reap in golden harvest by making use of Rs 4000 per acre financial assistance being extended by the government. The nation will progress only if farmers get better income to their farmer produce, he maintained.
Stating that land, power and investment are essential for farmers’ welfare, KCR said his government was giving top priority for that, he said. “We have cleansed up the 80 years’ mess of land records in the State and helping the farmers to develop in a phased manner. With this, the Telangana State shows direction to the nation to make progress.
The State Government has been offering 24-hour power supply to farming and now crop investment will them get rid of the loan related problems. I hope the farmers will get benefited and avoid problems as the government was gearing up for their development”. (NSS)