Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy recently said the proposed irrigation projects (IPs) in Rayalaseema will be completed without doing injustice to any region as they were designed to draw only AP’s share of water from Srisailam project.
He said the government was determined to complete Polavaram project by 2021 despite the lockdown hampering the progress of the work.
Addressing a seminar on agriculture sector during ‘Mana Palana-Mee Suchana’ held at the chief minister’s camp office on Tuesday, he said they have eliminated the role of middlemen and high-level corruption in initiating the irrigation projects as they have already saved nearly 1,095 crore through reverse tendering. “We will complete all the planned irrigation projects in next four years and revolutionise the agriculture sector,” said the chief minister’s.
He said YSR Janata Bazaars would be set up in next one year through which the farmers would get minimum support price for their produce in their villages. Storage, packing, grading facilities would all be provided at the Janata Bazaars. Seed and soil testing labs will also be set up in all constituencies, he said.
“The state will progress only when its farmers are prosperous. The government has so far spent 10,209 crore for the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme,” Jaganmohan Reddy said.
He said for the first time, the government has purchased nearly 80,000 quintals of onion to provide MSP to farmers and it has already spent 2,200 crore for price stabilisation and 12,000 crore on paddy. procurement.
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