Deputy Chief Minister K.E. Krishnamurthy on Saturday launched a three-day “Chandranna Eruvaka Rythu Sambaralu“ programme in the Kurnool market yard and launched distribution of 40,000 quintals of groundnut seeds to farmers in the biometric mode.
He said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had waived loans of agriculturists despite the revenue deficit. The groundnut seeds, which cost ₹6,100 per quintal, were being given at ₹3,660 a quintal after subsidy. A 30-kg bag would be given to farmers owning half an acre, two bags for an acre, three for one and half and a maximum of four to those having two acres or more, he said. Describing the Chief Minister as “Apara Bhageerathudu“, Mr. Krishnamurthy said his government was supplying water to tanks through the Handri Neeva project. Wishing a good rainfall and bumper crop yield, he launched the “Banda Lagudu“ (bullock drawing a boulder) competitions.
Kurnool MLA S.V. Mohan Reddy said farmers were being provided financial security to their produce through the market yards. Butta Renuka, MP, Collector S. Satyanarayana, Kodumur MLA Mani Gandhi, Kurnool Market Committee chairman P. Purushotham Reddy and farmers took part.