The Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy released Vishwa Agros Markfed Gold Organic Fertiliser in Wanaparthy. Markfed chairman Mara Ganga Reddy, district collector Tejas Nandalal Pawar, and Markfed member Vijay Kumar were present. Reddy criticized the Centre for not providing enough subsidy for fertilisers. He also said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana is a failed scheme.
According to Reddy, Telangana alone lost Rs.600 crores in four years due to the scheme. He also pointed out that the government was increasing farmers’ income with pro-agricultural policies. However, the Centre is proceeding with anti-farmer policies, which will lead to no crops growing on earth within a hundred years if cultivation continues according to current methods. Reddy advised farmers to reduce chemical fertilisers and use organic varieties.