Andhra Pradesh

500 new Rythu Bazaars to come up in State

CM keen on developing malls at village-level

The State government will strengthen State Food Commission with the objective of food security for all in the State. The government also plans to develop 500 Rythu Bazaars across the State in the next five months.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting on the SFC, Rythu Bazaars and village malls on Friday.

Principal Secretary (Civil Supplies) B. Rajasekhar told Mr. Naidu that a Rythu Bazaar would come up for a population of every 10,000. Over a period of time, the Rythu Bazaars would be converted as Food Producer Organisations (FPOs), he said. The Rythu Bazaar concept was started 18 years ago during the TDP rule. However, the successive governments defeated the objective and weakened the system. It was necessary to ensure that farmers got remunerative prices for their produce and also consumers were benefited, said the Chief Minister.

Mr. Naidu asked the officials to prepare plans to develop malls at village level. Store box, an innovative project of supplying all types of products, in Chittoor district had been a success, he said. He also discussed the Anna Amrita Hastam and other schemes being implemented for women.

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