Andhra Pradesh

Ensure crop loss is enumerated, Kiran tells farmers

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Minister M.M. Pallam Raju interacting with a flood victim in Gollaprolu near Kakinada on Thursday. Photo: S. Rambabu  

Advising the farmers who lost their standing crop in the recent incessant rains to be extra careful during the enumeration of crop loss, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday said that input subsidy would be credited into the bank accounts of the farmers at the earliest.

“The input subsidy has been increased from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000 per hectare. Enumeration of crop loss is very crucial and the farmers must take personal interest in get their farm fields enumerated,” Mr. Reddy said during his interaction with the farmers from the EBC Colony here.

The Chief Minister sanctioned two acres of land to a tenant farmer Kolla Suryanarayana, after knowing that the farmer lost all the standing crop due to the overflowing of Suddagedda drain in the aftermath of the heavy rains. Mr. Reddy asked Collector Neetu Prasad to identify cultivable land and distribute it to the tenant farmer. A few women brought to the notice of the Chief Minister that though the government was releasing huge funds for their welfare, “some forces” were stopping them to avail the benefits. Reacting swiftly, Mr. Reddy advised the women to lodge a complaint with the Collector in writing, so that action would be initiated against the guilty.

In response to the slogans demanding ‘Samaikyandhra,’ Mr. Reddy said that he was in favour of a unified State and was fighting for the cause. After visiting Anjaneya Colony in Kakinada rural mandal that was under water due to the rains, the Chief Minister convened a review meeting with the officials and elected representatives in the Collectorate. Accusing the government of failing to provide a permanent solution to the overflowing of drains, the TDP MLAs Pendurthi Venkatesh and Parvatha Chitti Babu said that the Chief Minister’s visit was of no use to the victims, as he had not announced any relief. The TDP representatives staged a walk out from the meeting, expressing their resentment .


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