43 Lakh Farmers Benefited Through YSR Rythu Bharosa

TADEPALLI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a review of Agriculture Mission on Monday with members of the Committee at the Camp Office in Tadepalli.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, the Vice Chairman of the Agriculture Mission MVS Nagi Reddy said that more than 43 lakh farmers were benefitted through the YSR Rythu Bharosa Scheme.He also said that the scheme would be extended to tenant farmers and that to enable them to apply they have extended the time frame for another month. He said that that they had received positive response from all quarters for this prestigious scheme. As the marketing season has begun and Certified Crop Advisory (CCA) centres have been set up to buy cotton produce and that very soon they will establish centres for the peanut crop as well.

Nagi Reddy said that the government is constantly reviewing the issue of price stabilization. The government is also soon going to launch the "Polam Badi" program. The Vice Chairman said that Chief Minister had ordered for the supply of quality eggs for the mid-day meal scheme. Farmers would soon be given the opportunity to participate directly in the tender contract of egg supply, he said He said there were complaints from farmers about frauds in the name of bio products and instructed to take action against them. MVS Nagi Reddi said that there were issues with land records of the tenant farmers and steps would being taken to resolve them.

The Agriculture Mission was started by the Andhra Pradesh government, where Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is the chairman and will be assisted by former member of Indian Council for Agriculture Research and YSRCP farmers’ wing president MVS Nagi Reddy as the Vice Chairman. Mandal- and district-level missions would assist the agriculture mission.

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