Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said the Rythu Bheema scheme was conceived by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to make farmer a king in the State of Telangana.
Srihari officially launched the farmer insurance scheme at Warangal and distributed bonds among some beneficiaries on the occasion. The program was also launched across the State simultaneously.
ddressing the gathering, Srihari said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind are all appreciating the governance of KCR and the entire nation was looking at Telangana State, he said. Telangana was in the forefront in welfare and development programs in the country, he added. He said Rythu Bheema scheme is a new scheme to boost the morale of the farmers in addition to crop investment scheme worth Rs 12,000 crore already launched, he claimed.
The Deputy Chief Minister also said the State government has cancelled Rs 800-cr cess arrears and will not collect any cess from the farmers towards water usage. Besides giving 24 hour power supply, the government was for the welfare of the farmers, who should get MSP for their produce. The State farmers coordination committee will take initiative to protect the interests of the farmers, Srihari said.
Listing welfare schemes like Kalyana Lakshmi, Shadi Mubarak, housing for poor and pensions, the Deputy CM said the government was providing adequate stocks of seeds and fertilizers and the farmers are not coming on to roads for the same. To procure and preserve the farm produce, the government has built one godwon in each mandal by spending a whopping Rs 1000 crore in the State.