Hyderabad, June 13 : Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao today launched a new Agriculture College at Sardapur in Siricilla district along with Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, MLA Ch Ramesh and others.
Addressing the gathering, the minister said the State government was committed to the welfare of the farming community and launched several schemes for their benefit. In addition to supplying uninterrupted 24-hour power supply for farming activity, the government launched the unique Rs 4,000 per acre crop investment free of cost to the farmers in Telangana. “Besides, in August, we are going to launch another welfare scheme for providing insurance cover to the farmers with Rs 5 lakh”, he said.
State farmers coordination committee was formed to unite the farmers and ensure minimum support price to their produce, the minister said. The schemes are being designed in such a way that every person benefit from them, KTR claimed. Rythu Bheema scheme will be launched from August 15 to benefit the kin of the farmers, he remarked.
The SRSP was yet to be completed though first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru laid foundation stone for it and second phase of works are yet to complete. However, the TRS government was firm to supply irrigation waters to two lakh acres in Sircilla district in six months, he said. He expressed confidence that Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bheema schemes will give full assurance to the farmers to boost agriculture production.