GUNTUR: The former Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, not only believed in principles and followed them but also showed to the world that they were the best practises for the farming community, thus proving to be a true farmer himself.
A meeting of agriculture, horticulture department officials organised here on Saturday on ‘Insurance scheme for climate-dependent crops’, he, along with other officers and government employees, paid rich floral tributes to the late Chief Minister before the meeting began.
A two-minute silence was observed to condole the untimely death of Dr. Reddy and a resolution was adopted conveying deep condolences to the former Chief Minister’s family members.
Soon after becoming Chief Minister in his first term, he had signed the free power file benefiting the farmers, and on September 1, he signed the file related to the insurance scheme for climate-dependent crops, which also comes to the rescue of vast majority of small and marginal farmers dependent on monsoon.
Many of the employees could not fight back their tears while they paid respects by placing a bunch of flowers in front of the photograph of Dr. Reddy.
The insurance scheme would be of great use to chilli farmers in Guntur district, the district Collector told officials during the meeting.
Joint Director Agriculture I. Ramakrishna Murthy and Deputy Director Horticulture Madhusudhana Reddy participated in the meeting.
The Collector, detailing the features of the insurance scheme, asked officials to get entire details and give wide publicity to farmers in villages so that they could make use of the provisions.