Centre each year prolongs Rs 41,000/ acre to farmers: Bandi
Ranga Reddy: State BJP principal Bandi Sanjay Kumar claimed on Wednesday that the Centre was expanding urea and also DPA aid of Rs 41,000/ acre for 2 plants in a year to farmers in Telangana under the Kisan Samman Nidhi.
Speaking as primary visitor at the BJP Kisan Morcha State exec conference at Bonguluru Gate below, he claimed the Modi government is dedicated to the well-being of farmers. “It is implementing several welfare schemes for them. A farmer bears only Rs 350 as against the actual cost of a bag of urea of about Rs 3,750. It is possible as the Centre is providing a 90 per cent subsidy.
Similarly, a farmer bears Rs 1,450 for DAP, as against the actual cost of Rs 4,073 a bag. Given three bags each of urea and DAP needed per acre and along with the KSN financial assistance provided under KSN, the Centre is extending assistance of Rs 41,000/acre annually, he added.
“On the various other, the KCR government has actually put on hold all aids to farmers for giving the Rythu Bandhu Scheme (RBS). The TRS has actually damaged the State’s economic situation”, he remarked, while asked farmers to think how can the CM could save them and address theirs woes when he is not in a position to give salaries on time to the government employees.
Bandi asked members of the morcha to go to farmers and explain the anti-farmer policies of KCR, and how all subsidies to farmers have been suspended in the name of RBS.
He alleged that KCR got pleasure in creating a non-issue on paddy procurement, declaring scrapping of all procurement centres and non-supply of paddy to the Centre, promising not to give paraboiled rice but took a U-turn. Similarly, he asked farmers to cultivate superfine paddy on one occasion, but changed tune to say “Vavari Veste Vure”. However, the CM cultivates “Doddu Vodlu” in his farmhouse, the Karimnagar MP pointed out, besides diverting Rs 100 crore Central funds released for soil testing.
He clarified that the Centre is not against alternative crop cultivation in Telangasa, but the party would not remain a mute spectator if the State government causes hardships to farmers in the name of alternate crops without conducting soil tests.
Bandi said farmers have suffered losses due to crop damage in natural calamities for the past eight years. But, the CM did not come to their rescue. That apart, he failed to deliver on the promise of farm loan waiver. “If BJP did not inquiry, he could have offered wages to the government workers as soon as in two-three months. Also reporters that backed the different state anxiety were tricked,.
The BJP government would certainly assent homes and also health treatment, he ensured. Earlier, the conference, chaired by Morcha president Kondapalli Sridhar Reddy was ushered in by nationwide principal Rajkumar Chahar.