Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu said Sunday that 885 Rythu Bharosa Kendras moisture meters have been set up to provide free moisture testing service to farmers as part of the 2020-21 Rabi season in the East Godavari district as part of the process of sourcing rice.
At a review meeting with officials from the Department of Agriculture, Mr. Kannababu said, “By Sunday, more than 47% of the district’s rice harvest has been completed. A total of 577 paddy harvesters are available and 80 more will soon arrive in the district. “The state government procures the paddy through 372 Paddy Procurement Centers.
The prime minister will pass the Rythu Bharosa rate to farmers on May 13, with funding from the center being extended under Prime Minister Kisan Sammann Nidhi. “Eligible farmers who missed the benefit last year could register their names by April 30,” said Kannababu.
The Joint Director of the Department of Agriculture (East Godavari), VT Ramarao, has been instructed to ensure the early approval of applications for the grant.