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Government Distributes Tractors and Harvesters to Farmers Ahead of Kharif Season

YSR Yantra Seva, a scheme under which farmers across the State are handed tractors and combine harvesters ahead of the kharif season, was launched here on Tuesday by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Chintu Das
YSR Yantra Seva Scheme
YSR Yantra Seva Scheme

YSR Yantra Seva, a scheme under which farmers across Andhra Pradesh were given tractors and combine harvesters ahead of the kharif season, was launched on Tuesday by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also transferred a subsidy of Rs 175 crore into the bank accounts of 5,260 farmer groups.

Jagan Mohan Reddy at the program also flagged off the 1,200 tractors and 20 combine harvesters that were distributed to farmers from eight districts.

Later, at a public forum, the Chief Minister stated that his government was assisting farmers from the seeding stage to the commercialization of agricultural produce.

"For the first time, the government has established Rythu Bharosa Kendras, which have proven to be a one-stop store for all of the farmers' needs. We've also encouraged farmers to create organisations and provided them with equipment at a 40% subsidy. We've also supplied low-interest bank loans. "Farmer groups must pay 10% of the money and receive a subsidy on all farm implements," he explained.

Taking a Dig At Naidu

According to him, the TDP government of N. Chandrababu Naidu used to provide farmers with a few tractors based on MLA recommendations. "Mr. Naidu used to become involved in tractor purchase and engage in corruption," he claimed, adding, "Now, farmers have the right to choose the tractor and company of their choosing, and the government will pay subsidies."

The Chief Minister stated that the government will create 10,750 YSR Yantra Seva Kendras in every Rythu Bharosa Kendra at a cost of Rs 2,016 crore, and that combined harvesters would be made accessible at the 1,615 cluster-level yantra seva centres to be established in paddy-growing areas.

"Today, we are providing 3,800 tractors to RBK-level yantra seva centres, and tractors will be distributed to all 10,750 RBKs in the future." We're also putting Rs 175 million into the bank accounts of 5,260 farmer cooperatives as a subsidy. We've given 6,780 RBKs and 391 cluster-level community recruiting centres tractors and agriculture implements worth Rs 700 crore as a result of this. We will be supplying agriculture implements worth Rs 2,106 crore in the coming days," he said.

Ministers P. Ramachandra Reddy, Ambati Rambabu, Vidadala Rajani, and K. Nageswara Rao, Secretary Poonam Malakondiah, Collector M. Venugopal Reddy, DIG Trivikram Verma, Police Superintendent K. Arif Hafeez, and other public representatives were in attendance.

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