Hyderabad, May 16 (NSS): Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been launching revolutionary schemes like Rythu Bandhu and Rs 8,000 per acre crop investment in the State, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said today.
Addressing a public meeting after distributing cheques and land passbooks under Rythu Bandhu scheme at Vadlakonda village in Jangaon district, Kadiam Srihari accused the previous Congress Government of miserably failing to keep the promise of providing nine-hour power supply and did not even spared six-hour power to farm sector. However, the TRS government, on coming to power, solved power crisis in just six months and providing 24 hour power to farm sector and also waived Rs 17,000 crore crop loans, he said.
Srihari said the KCR government has launched the unique Rythu Bandhu scheme which was not even thought by any other government in the country. “We are also going to launch Rs 5 lakh insurance to the farmers, who should not suffer crop losses, he said. The State government, he said, will offer timely succor of Rs 4,000 per acre and Rs 8000 in a year in two spells which is a great help.
Listing several schemes of welfare, he chided the Opposition for trying to blame the government for political mileage. He sought to know as to why Ponnala Lakshmaiah, who was irrigation minister, had failed to bring such a scheme or to fill lakes or give crop investment or to complete projects during the Congress regime. KCR was launching revolutionary programs for the benefit of farmers though the Congress had failed to do so in the last 70 years, he said. The State government was providing help to poor farmers towards marriage of their girls under Kalyana Lakshmi, Shaadi Mubarak, giving pensions to old aged and others, he said. He also said KCR Kits program has increased institutional deliveries benefiting the women and children on delivery.