Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said that the first phase of Cheque distribution program under Rythu Bandhu Scheme towards investment support for agriculture of Rs 8000 per acre will be launched and commenced from May 10.
The Chief Minister said that along with cheques the week long Pattaadar Pass Books distribution to farmers program will also commence from the same day. As part of this the pass books and cheques will be provided to all the farmers in all the villages said CM.
He recalled the Rythu Bandhu scheme of distributing Rs 4000 for the monsoon crop and another Rs 4000 for the summer crop in this context. He said that the first batch of cheques of Rs 4000 per acre towards investment support scheme for agriculture for the monsoon crop will be distributed now.
KCR also said that to ensure availability of enough cash reserves in the banks for the farmers to withdraw adequate cash will be deposited in the banks concerned.
For thoroughly discussing and drafting a detailed action plan for distributing 58 lakhs pass books and equal number of cheques, CM convened a meeting with all the district collectors on 21st April at Pragathi Bhavan.
The Chief Minister held a high-level review meeting on Tuesday in Pragathi Bhavan on distribution of pattaadar passbooks and distribution of cheques as part of investment support scheme for agriculture.
Ministers T Harish Rao, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Tummala Nageswara Rao, G Jagadish Reddy, MLAs Marri Janardhan Reddy, B Ganesh Gupta, CMO Officers Narsing Rao, Smitha Sabharwal, Officers Rajeshwar Tiwari, Parthasarathy, Jaganmohan Rao, Vakati Karuna, Venkatewar Rao and others. Action Plan for distribution of Passbooks and cheques has been finalized in this meeting.
The details are – Passbooks and Cheques to be distributed: 58 Lakh; Passbooks, Cheques to be distributed per day: 8,25,571; Number of teams to be formed for the distribution: 2, 762; Each team to distribute Passbooks, cheques per day: 300; Number of villages in which the programme will be held: 10,323 and no villages in which the programme will be held per day are 1,546.
The 2762 teams formed for this purpose will distribute cheques and passbooks in 1546 villages per day
The Chief Minister will formally launch this program on May 10, 2018 and Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs will launch the program in their respective constituencies.
A High-Level team consisting of Deputy CM Mohmood Ali who is in-charge of Revenue Portfolio, Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Revenue Special CS Rajeshwar Tiwari, Agriculture Principal Secretary Parthasarathy, Agriculture Commissioner Jaganmohan and Land Administration Director Vakati Karuna will supervise and monitor the program every day by undertaking tour of 4-5 districts.
The District Collectors concerned will supervise the programme in their respective districts, form the officials’ teams and ensure that the passbooks and cheques are reached the villages.
A special meeting will be held here at the Pragati Bhavan on April 21 with the Collectors to create awareness among them about the programme. In the meeting Revenue, Agriculture officers will brief the Collectors about the program organization. Joint Collectors and District Agriculture officers have also been invited to the meeting.
The CM told the officials concerned that the scheme of Rs 8000 per acre which is meant for investment support to the farmer should be implemented with lot of commitment and dedication and shall not give any scope for mistakes.
CM said that the revenue staff with lot of hard work spanning over 100 days and after touring each and every village have done the cleansing of land records and based on that the passbooks are developed. It is only when these passbooks are given to the farmer the real work is completed said CM. Dharani website with all details will also be made available shortly said CM.
“Farmers every year face lot of difficulties and hardships to mobilize investment for agriculture. If for any reason they fail to get proper crop then they lose all the investment.
This pushes them to financial troubles. To overcome all these problems the Government has decided to give them investment support. Well before the monsoon crop season the financial support shall reach the farmer. Then only the farmer will not be in debt trap. Keeping all this in view the official machinery shall leave no stone unturned to make the whole program a great success” said CM.
Eye Camps Shortly:
Immediately after the distribution of cheques and passbooks the Government will take up the activity of organizing state wide eye camps. The necessary action plan for this is being worked out by the health department, said the CM. He said that this program also shall be, made a great success. (INN)