49 lakh AP farmers receive 5,500 each as Govt releases first installment of Rythu Bharosa – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

VIJAYAWADA: Reiterating that the welfare of farmers is his government’s top priority, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday released the first installment under the “YSR Rythu Bharosa – PM Kisan” scheme during a videoconference with the farmers. As many as 49.43 lakh farmers are expected to benefit from the scheme, and Rs 2,800 crore has been credited to their unencumbered accounts. Each farmer received Rs 5,500 from the first installment of Rs 7,500. The remaining Rs 2,000 was given in advance in April to help them deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

Under this scheme, each farmer will receive Rs 13,500 per year, and in five years they will receive Rs 67,500, not as a loan, but as an investment to purchase agricultural inputs. “Last year, we spent Rs 6,534 crore under the scheme to support 46.69 lakh farmers,” the chief minister said. The second installment of Rs 4,000 to each farmer will be paid in October to help them invest in the Rabi crop, followed by Rs 2,000 as the third installment on Sankranthi. “Sixty-two percent of the population depends on agriculture; 80% of farmers have less than one hectare of land, while 50% have less than half a hectare (1.25 acres). It is therefore imperative to help them,” he said.

To ensure that no eligible farmer is left behind, beneficiary names have been posted at village offices since April 24. extended to sharecroppers, those who cultivate inam lands, assigned lands and ROFs.

The bankers were asked not to use this amount to settle the farmers’ pending dues. If farmers have difficulty accessing this money or find that it has been used to pay dues, they can complain to the toll-free number 1902. “My letter to the farmers will be delivered to them by the village volunteers, who will also collect acknowledgments of receipt. ,” he said. Emphasizing that the state can only grow with the well-being of farmers and farmworkers, Jagan said his government will end a year on May 30 and dedicate its success to farmers. .

Upcoming RBK 10,641: Jagan

“To mark the occasion, we will launch 10,641 Rythu Bhrasoa Kendras (RBKs), which will be a game changer in the rural economy,” he said. Elaborating on the RBKs, he said the centers will announce changes in the social ecosystem and have an agricultural assistant, digital kiosks to disseminate information, provide quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.

“RBKs will help farmers decide which crops to grow, when and how much, based on market price information reports. In addition, soil tests will be carried out. They will also help in getting crop loans through the e-Crop facility and getting crop insurance,” he explained. Pointing out that his government has set up a Rs 3,000 crore market stabilization fund, he said Rs 1,500 crore has already been granted to help farmers in the current crisis. Jagan also explained how his government provided MSPs for crops for which the center had not announced MSPs, and said it was decided to give farmers nine hours of free electricity. 82 percent of the feeders are ready, and the rest will be by Rabi next year.

The money will not be used to pay dues
The government has asked bankers not to use the credited money to pay pending dues. Farmers can dial 1902 (freephone) in case of problems

Farmers left out to apply in a month
The names of the beneficiaries have been displayed in the village offices since April 24. Those left out can apply within a month, the CM said.

VIJAYAWADA: Reiterating that the welfare of farmers is his government’s top priority, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday released the first installment under the “YSR Rythu Bharosa – PM Kisan” scheme during a videoconference with the farmers. As many as 49.43 lakh farmers are expected to benefit from the scheme, and Rs 2,800 crore has been credited to their unencumbered accounts. Each farmer received Rs 5,500 from the first installment of Rs 7,500. The remaining Rs 2,000 was given in advance in April to help them deal with the Covid-19 crisis. Under this scheme, each farmer will receive Rs 13,500 per year, and in five years they will receive Rs 67,500, not as a loan, but as an investment to purchase agricultural inputs. “Last year, we spent Rs 6,534 crore under the scheme to support 46.69 lakh farmers,” the chief minister said. The second installment of Rs 4,000 to each farmer will be paid in October to help them invest in the Rabi crop, followed by Rs 2,000 as the third installment on Sankranthi. “Sixty-two percent of the population depends on agriculture; 80% of farmers have less than one hectare of land, while 50% have less than half a hectare (1.25 acres). It is therefore imperative to help them,” he said. To ensure that no eligible farmer is left behind, beneficiary names have been posted at village offices since April 24. extended to sharecroppers, those who cultivate inam lands, assigned lands and ROFs. The bankers were asked not to use this amount to settle the farmers’ pending dues. If farmers have difficulty accessing this money or find that it has been used to pay dues, they can complain to the toll-free number 1902. “My letter to the farmers will be delivered to them by the village volunteers, who will also collect acknowledgments of receipt. ,” he said. Emphasizing that the state can only grow with the well-being of farmers and farmworkers, Jagan said his government will end a year on May 30 and dedicate its success to farmers. 10,641 RBKs coming: Jagan “To mark the occasion, we are going to launch 10,641 Rythu Bhrasoa Kendras (RBKs), which will be a game-changer in the rural economy,” he said. , he said the centers will announce changes in the social ecosystem and will have a farmer’s assistant, digital kiosks to disseminate information, provide quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. decide which crops to grow, when and to what extent based on market price information reports.Additionally, soil tests will be carried out.They will also help in obtaining crop loans through the facility e-Crop and to obtain insurance re colte,” he explained. Pointing out that his government has set up a Rs 3,000 crore market stabilization fund, he said Rs 1,500 crore has already been granted to help farmers in the current crisis. Jagan also explained how his government provided MSPs for crops for which the center had not announced MSPs, and said it was decided to give farmers nine hours of free electricity. 82 percent of the feeders are ready, and the rest will be by Rabi next year. Money will not be used to pay dues The government has asked bankers not to use the credited money to pay pending dues. Farmers can dial 1902 (free number) in case of problems Farmers left out to apply in a month The names of the beneficiaries have been posted at the village secretariat since April 24. Those who have been left out can apply within a month, the CM said

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