YSR Yantra Seva, a scheme under which farmers in Andhra Pradesh received tractors and combines ahead of the kharif season, was launched by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also transferred a grant of Rs 175 crore to the bank accounts of 5,260 farmer groups.
Jagan Mohan Reddy The program also reported the 1,200 tractors and 20 combine harvesters that have been distributed to farmers in eight districts.
Later, at a public forum, the Chief Minister said that his government was helping farmers from the seeding stage to the marketing of agricultural products.
“For the first time, the government established Rythu Bharosa Kendras, which proved to be a one-stop-shop for all farmers’ needs. We also encouraged farmers to establish organizations and provided them with materials at a rate of 40%. We also provided low-interest bank loans. “Farmer groups have to pay 10% of the money and receive a subsidy on all agricultural tools,” he explained.
Dig in Naidu
According to him, the TDP government of N. Chandrababu Naidu was providing farmers with some tractors based on the recommendations of MLA. “Mr. Naidu used to get involved in buying tractors and engage in corruption,” he claimed, adding, “Now farmers have the right to choose the tractor and the tractor. company of their choice, and the government will provide subsidies”.
The Chief Minister said that the government will create 10,750 YSR Yantra Seva Kendras in each Rythu Bharosa Kendra at a cost of Rs 2,016 crore, and that combine harvesters would be made accessible in the 1,615 cluster level yantra seva centers to be established in the paddy growing areas.
“Today, we supply 3,800 tractors to RBK-level yantra seva centers, and tractors will be distributed to all 10,750 RBKs in the future.” We are also disbursing 175 million rupees to the bank accounts of 5,260 farmer cooperatives as a grant. As a result of this, we gave 6,780 RBKs and 391 cluster-level community recruitment centers tractors and agricultural implements worth Rs 700 crore. We will be supplying agricultural tools worth Rs 2,106 crore in the coming days,” he said.
Ministers P. Ramachandra Reddy, Ambati Rambabu, Vidadala Rajani and K. Nageswara Rao, Secretary Poonam Malakondiah, Collector M. Venugopal Reddy, DIG Trivikram Verma, Commissioner of Police K. Arif Hafeez and other public representatives were present.
First published: Jun 08, 2022, 11:01 a.m. IST