Hyderabad, July 1: The Telangana government, along with the successful implementation of the Mission Kakatiya program aimed at the restoration of tanks and lakes, has also been working towards improving the irrigation facilities for farmers. The cultivation area under irrigation is gradually increasing, and efforts are being made to ensure water availability for crops even during drought periods. However, the recent heavy rains have caused flooding in some areas, resulting in damage to crops and affecting the livelihoods of farmers. With the increase in groundwater levels and inadequate drainage in borewells, farmers are facing waterlogging issues.
Following the formation of Telangana state, Chief Minister KCR has been committed to the revitalization of agriculture. With the inspiration of Kakatiya rulers, the state has implemented the Mission Kakatiya program successfully. As part of this program, various villages in the Mummidivaram Mandal area, such as Devarampalli, Enkatala, Tekulapalli, Durganchervu, Mummidivaram, and Kesaram, have been selected for tank restoration, ensuring regular water supply for agricultural needs. An amount of Rs. 3.53 crore has been allocated for providing water to farmers through canals and pipelines. Today, even during the dry season, there is sufficient water availability in the tanks. Borewells and wells in paddy fields are also being filled with water.
Farmers are expressing their happiness as agricultural activities are flourishing, contributing to the economic growth of the state. Golla Ramayya from Tekulapalli expressed his gratitude towards Chief Minister KCR for resolving the problems faced by farmers. He said, “The Chief Minister’s commitment towards farmers is praiseworthy. Agriculture should not be considered as a burden but as a festival. With Mission Kakatiya, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, and free electricity schemes being implemented by CM KCR, farming has become a profitable and joyful profession.”
Chief Minister KCR, who believes in empowering farmers, has been working towards their welfare. Mission Kakatiya, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, and free electricity schemes are transforming the lives of farmers in the state. With the implementation of Mission Kakatiya, water availability for irrigation has increased in places like Tekulapalli. The cultivation of two crops per year is being carried out, leading to economic growth. The Chief Minister’s efforts and the success of these programs have brought happiness to my family and me,” said a farmer from Annadathalu.
It is evident that the Telangana government, under the leadership of Chief Minister KCR, is committed to the welfare of farmers. With the implementation of various schemes and programs, agricultural activities are witnessing significant growth, ultimately contributing to the overall development of the state.