Nirmal: Minister for Forests, Environment, Endowments and Housing Allola Indrakaran Reddy said the growth of the agrarian community could lead to the development of the country.
After inaugurating a maize procurement centre at Laxmanachanda mandal centre on Tuesday, the Minister opined that newly formed Telangana made rapid strides in the agriculture sector, which was reeling under crisis in united Andhra Pradesh, by adopting innovative policies. “Today, the State is in the front and is implementing many schemes aimed at the welfare of the farmers,” he said.
Citing Rythu Bima, Rythu Bandhu and free uninterrupted supply of power to the agriculture sector, he said no other State was implementing such schemes in the country.
Indrakaran said farmers of Nirmal district sowed paddy in one lakh acres and maize in 80,000 acres. The government would purchase yields from both the crops at a cost of Rs 850 crore. Sufficient procurement centres were already created and steps were taken for smooth purchasing of the grains.
Urging the citizens to stay home, the Minister said the government would directly remit funds in the accounts of farmers soon after purchasing the maize. He sought farmers to maintain a minimum distance of 3 feet at the purchasing centres.
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