Farmers committee a revolutionary decision: KTR

By TheHindu on 14 Sep 2017 | read

The constitution of farmers coordination committees for their empowerment on all fronts was a revolutionary decision and first of its kind taken up by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, said Minister for IT and Municipal Administration K. Taraka Rama Rao.

Participating in an awareness meeting of the members elected to the farmers coordination committees in Sircilla mandal in Ragudu village on the outskirts of the town on Wednesday, the Minister said that the State government was bent on completing the irrigation projects to provide irrigation sources to 1.2 crore acres in the State by utilising 1200 tmcs of water. He said that the completion of irrigation projects would ensure irrigation sources to two lakh acres in upland Rajanna-Sircilla district.

Gone are the days when the farmers took to streets demanding six hour power supply. Now, they are fighting against the 24 hours of power to the farm sector for various reasons, he said and added that this was the achievement of Telangana. He said that the entire country was looking at Telangana for its development and welfare schemes.

Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas said that they had made farming into an organised sector by forming the coordination committees in all villages. He informed the members to participate in the comprehensive land records survey in the villages.

TSCAB chairman K. Ravinder Rao, Markfed chairman Bapu Reddy, MLC N. Laxman Rao, MLA Rasamayi Balakishan, Agriculture commissioner Jaganmohan Rao, Collector D. Krishna Bhaskar were also present.