Sharmila promises Market Stabilization Fund

Sharmila reiterated to
the farmers that her brother and YSRCP chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy would keep
his promise of creating a Rs.3000 Cr Market Stabilization Fund to help farmers
with continuity of reasonable minimum support prices for their agricultural
produce after coming to power.

Sharmila gave this
assurance to the groundnut farmers when they met her at Aravakuru during the
course of her 14th day Maro Praja Prasthanam on Wednesday and listed
out their problems. She visited the dried ground nut crops and consoled the

One Narayana, a
groundnut farmer from Aravakur, narrated his story of losses to Sharmila and
told her he suffered a loss of Rs.45,000 on his ground nut crop. He complained
they are not even getting full insured amount for their crops. “The officials
are telling we will get only equal amount to the paid premium and not the
insured amount,” he told Sharmila.

Assuring that YSRCP
would introduce crop insurance scheme soon after coming to power, Sharmila said
Kiran Kumar Reddy has been adopting the same policy in payment of insurance to
farmers as Naidu did during his regime.

“Chandrababu will not come
into the mindset of people but he wants people to come into his mindset,”
Sharmila said, adding Chief Minister Kiran has taken Naidu as a model in this

During YSR regime, a
village was taken as a unit and compensation was paid up to 95 per cent,
Sharmila reminded them, adding that the present government has no intention of
helping farmers financially.

(Updated on Nov 1,


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