Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on Friday announced that the government would ensure seven hours of free power to farmers, at any cost.
Addressing a meeting of farmers’ representatives held by PCC’s Kisan Cell at Jubilee Hall, Botsa said that the Congress would take all measures to fulfil the promises it made in its election manifesto including the seven hours of free power to farmers. He admitted that there were several glitches in providing quality power supply to farmers. However, he said efforts were being made to ensure that the scheme gets properly implemented.
Botsa also said that the government was trying to increase the Minimum Support Price of rice from Rs 1,050 to Rs 1,200. He said effective representations were made with the Centre in this regard. He reminded that the government has recently increased the sugarcane’s MSP by Rs 200. He said the government might start alternate schemes to compensate for the lapses in the regular welfare schemes.
The PCC president said that the Congress Government would fulfil all the promises that it made in the remaining tenure of more than two years. He hoped that the welfare schemes would directly benefits lakhs of farmers in the State.
Botsa also released a booklet ‘Medho Madanam’ that contains information about various schemes of the State Government aimed for the welfare of farmers. The booklet was launched to mark the birthday celebrations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Labour Minister Danam Nagender, GHMC Mayor Banda Karthika Chandra Reddy, PCC Kisan Cell chairman M Kodandaram Reddy and over 100 representatives of farmers attended the meeting. (INN)