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Farmers are the backbone of economy, says Chiru

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Calls upon electorate to supportCongress in civic, PR elections

FARMER-FRIENDLY:Clad in traditional attire, Union Minister K. Chiranjeevi tilling at Etukuru village in Guntur district during the Yeruvaka programme held on Sunday.— Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar
FARMER-FRIENDLY:Clad in traditional attire, Union Minister K. Chiranjeevi tilling at Etukuru village in Guntur district during the Yeruvaka programme held on Sunday.— Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

Union Minister for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi called upon the electorate support Congress in the ensuing municipal and Panchayat elections saying that it is the only party that thinks and works for people’s welfare.

It is particularly concerned with the plight of farmers and is taking necessary steps to save them further troubles.

Addressing a public meeting as part of ‘Yeruvaka’ programme held here on Sunday, Mr. Chiranjeevi said farmers continue to be the backbone of the economy and the development that was achieved could be considered real only when one can see smiles on the faces of farmers.

He suggested to the farmers to remember that the credit of waiving crop loans amounting to Rs. 64,000 crore goes to the UPA Government.

It has also increased the Minimum Support Price for various crops and took other measures in the interest of farmers but for whose toiling in the agricultural fields the economy would not progress.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi were all for welfare of farmers and they would readily accept any proposal aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector.

The Central and the State Governments have always promptly responded when natural calamities struck the farmers.

Union Minister of State for Finance J.D. Seelam, Rural Development Minister Dokka Manikya Vara Prasada Rao, MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, Ministers Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy and Vatti Vasanth Kumar and others were present.


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