The spread of peanut seeds begins in Anantapur

The 40% subsidy distribution of peanut seeds across the state began on Monday when the Minister of Roads and Buildings, Malagundla Sankaranarayana, delivered a bag of seeds to some farmers in the village of Duddebanda, Penukonda mandal, Anantapur district.

The minister started the program at Rythu Bharosa Kendram in the presence of the joint director of agriculture, Y. Ramakrishna, and other officials, explaining that all eligible farmers would receive subsidized seeds in three phases and that the state government was obliged to assist them in all possible matters to support opportunities in terms of crop loss during the last Kharif season.

On Monday, 19,184 farmers took 16,365 quintals of K6 peanut seeds from the 329 RBKs in Anantapur district. Proper COVID protocols were followed during the seed bags distribution, the Joint Director of Agriculture said.

In Kurnool, the responsible collector S. Ramasundar Reddy officially started the sales program in the presence of the joint director U. Umamaheswaramma.

A total of 47,000 quintals of subsidized seeds will be distributed in the district in three phases. The responsible collector said the state government had released YSR Bharosa money of £ 274 million in the district, which would benefit 5 lakh farmers.

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