KCR Announces Freebies To Farmers
Hyderabad: The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who participated in a meeting with farmers on Wednesday at Pragathi Bhavan announced various decisions intended for the farmers. A large number of farmers who came from across the State to thank the CM for implementing loan waiver were showered with additional boons. The CM made sensational promises.
Speaking on the occasion, CM assured the farmers that they would be provided fertilisers free of cost. “There are 55 lakh farmers in the State and everybody will be provided with free fertilisers,” he added, The farmers responded jubilantly to his announcement. “However, you should buy pesticides and seeds”, he suggested. He said that five bags of fertilisers would be provided per acre. “We would continue this until the farmers ask us to stop the scheme,” he added.
He told them that funds would be allocated in the next budget for the supply of fertilisers. Until and unless the farmers are supported in various ways, it’s not possible to turn Telangana into a progressive State, he told.
He also promised them that an amount Rs. 4,000 per acre would be deposited in the accounts of farmers before May 30 every year. He suggested the farmers should form societies in every village.
He also vowed that he would bring Godavari waters to one crore acres of cultivable land. He told them that the government is striving to supply water to every acre in three to four years.
The Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy speaking on the occasion said that this is a historical day in Telangana. He also praised the KCR saying that he was the only CM who waived loans of lakhs of farmers. Though the Centre, RBI did not co-operate, he waived loans worth Rs. 17 thousand crores for 36 lakh farmers he said. He thanked the CM on behalf of farmers in four phases. MP Kavitha, Mission Bhageerath vice chairman Prasanth Reddy and others participated.