Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said the farmer’s well-being is of paramount importance to the well-being of the state and promised that all steps will be taken to protect their interests.
Speaking at a virtual mode meeting, after adding 1,820.23 crore to the accounts of 15.15 lakh farmers under the YSR Free Crop Insurance Scheme, Jagan said, “We have 83,000 crore over the last 23 for the benefit of farmers spent months. We are providing £ 13,500 to over 52 lakh farmers and in five years we will be providing £ 67,500 to farmers under Rythu Bharosa. Now that we have deposited 3,900 crore in the accounts of Rythu Bharosa farmers, we can do more by crediting 1,820 crore in accounts of 15.15 lakh farmers under the YSR crop insurance scheme for Kharif 2020. In this month alone we have 5,800 crore credited to farmers’ accounts. We know that 62% of the people in the state are dependent on agriculture and allied activities. “
The chief minister said he witnessed the crop damage in Kharif 2020 and this made him realize that the YSR crop insurance system needs to be put in place.
Mr Jagan accused the previous TDP administration of holding pending £ 3,778 billion in arrears and failing to pay crop insurance for 2018-19. The YSRCP government paid 715 crore under crop insurance and compensation of 1,252 crore for 2019-20, so the government deposited 1,968 crore into farmers’ accounts in two years, he said.
“It was different in previous governments. Farmers would never know the extent of crop damage and the extent of compensation, but now we are granting the input grant in the same year the crop is damaged. Our government is now paying the full premium and farmers who are registered with e-crop are being paid the full premium, ”said Jagan.
The prime minister said the state government is spending £ 17,430 million on the free energy system for farmers. It also set up 10,778 Rythu Bharosa Kendras attached to the village secretariats and directed the farmers at every stage.
The government also supported the dairy farmers, paying an additional £ 5-15 for every liter of milk. Programs like YSR Jala Kala aim to further improve irrigation systems.
Agriculture Minister K. Kanna Babu said the state government had deposited 5,820 crore in farmers’ accounts this month alone, including 4,000 crore under YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan.