Almost close to complete two months in office as chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy claims tall about his initiatives for the welfare of the farmers and the agriculture sector. While summing up debate on the new law to protect the rights of the tenant farmers and the land owners in the Assembly, the chief minister said that the bill is a historic one which recognises the presence of the tenant farmers. It would also make all the tenant farmers eligible to avail the government’s welfare schemes including crop loan, crop insurance and the investment advances. At the same time, the new Act would also protect the rights of the land owners and would not make any changes in the title deed or ownership of the land, he asserted.
The chief minister said that the State government had already constituted Agriculture Mission to monitor the welfare of the farmers and the farming sector. The creation of Rs 2000 crore calamity fund and Rs 3000 crore price stabilisation funds would go a long way in protecting the interests of the farmers. The YSR Rythu Bharosa, where the government would roll out Rs 12,500 to every farmers towards investment at the beginning of the agriculture season would be of great help to the farmers, he said and asserted that the farmers were appreciating these initiatives.
The government is working towards ensuring market support to the farmers, he said and asserted that the initiatives on the irrigation projects would stabilise the ayacut in the State. However, he was critical of the opposition for disturbing the Assembly on every issue or the other, particularly at a time when the government was introducing bills related to the weaker sections and the farmers. He made an appeal to the people to watch out the anti-poor and anti-farmer activities of the opposition Telugu Desam Party.