He disburses input subsidy to 12,881 farmers
Minister for Transport Botcha Satyanarayana has said farmers, who availed crop loans in kharif, need not pay interest and they would also receive fresh loans from banks for rabi.
He was speaking after distributing input subsidy to 12,881farmers at the rate of Rs.1800 per acre, crop insurance and bank linkages to SHGs from Salur urban, Salur, Pachipenta and Makkuva mandals at Salur on Sunday. Mr. Satyanarayana, who also unveiled statues of YSR at Sivarampuram and Salur apart from laying the foundation stones for a bridge across River Vegavati at a cost of Rs. 3.61crores and for gram panchyat building at a cost of Rs. 10 lakhs, assured people that the government would continue schemes introduced by late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. He said crops in 36,000 hectares were damaged in rain during last month and aout Rs. 21 crores toward compensation was yet to be received from the government. Collector M. Veerabrahamaiah said the government had rescheduled Rs. 362crores given as crop loans to farmers in kharif last for three years and they could also avail fresh bank loans for rabi. He said the target fixed for rabi loans was Rs. 200 crores and already Rs. 60 crores was distributed. The Agriculture Department had kept seed and fertilisers ready for distribution. He said 41 paddy purchasing centres were opened and any farmer facing difficulty could contact the toll free number 1077 for assistance.
Salur MLA P. Rajanna Dora, Zilla Parishad Chairperson B. Chandrasekhar and other officials were present.