Jagan Govt releases Rs.2800 Cr Rythu Bharosa amount To Farmers Accounts

Amaravati, May 15: Keeping up the promise, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has released Rs 2,800 crores towards Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan benefitting 49, 43, 590 farmer families towards investment incentive ahead of the khariff season and said that Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs), which would be start functioning from May 30, would bring in a paradigm shift in agriculture system in the State.
Every farmer family will get Rs 7,500 as first installment under the scheme of which Rs 2,000 was already credited in April aggregating to Rs 3, 675 crores. In the second installment Rs 4,000 will be given in October for Rabi and Rs 2,000 during Sankranti taking the total amount to 13,500 for five years though in the manifesto it was mentioned that Rs 12,500 would be given as Rythu Bharosa for a period of four years.
As majority of the farmers have small and very small land holdings, one hectare or less, the amount would be useful for kick-starting the agriculture operations, he said. The amount is transferred cutting across party lines and the list of all eligible farmers is displayed at Village Secretariats and if any one is left-out they can still avail the benefit or call 1902 helpline, he said. The scheme is extended to tenant farmers, endowment lands and assigned lands as well.
‘Ours is a government that will give to the farmer and will not try to grab from the farmers and we have been helping farmers on all possible counts. Even in the times of corona we have ensured that the Marketing Department could log a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore and farmers could get the MSP even for crops that do not come under MSP purview and to perishable goods even.’ This was done because of Market Stabilization Fund created to check such market fluctuations and ensure MSP to the farmers. Free power is being given to farmers from about 82 % of the feeders. YSR Janata Bazars would come up soon, he said.
The Chief Minister said that by the month end, 10, 641 Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) would be set up which will serve as a one-stop shop to all agriculture and allied fields immensely benefiting the farmers. From quality seeds to fertilizers and pesticides all the requirements of the farmer would be available here. The Agriculture Assistant will help out the farmer in advising on soil testing, crop pattern and marketing while Market intelligence will play a big role from sowing to selling. Labs would be set up in a three tier level. The facility of e-crop will be extended which will look after far loans, MSP. All these facilities and more will be available at RBKs, he said.

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