HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh state government will give first priority to agriculture and make every effort to improve the income levels of the farmer by making agriculture more profitable, Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said.
The Minister, who held a review meeting with Ministers and higher officials in his chambers at the secretariat here on Tuesday, said care will be taken to ensure that agriculture and allied sectors will be given their due share in the state budget without any cuts. He asked the officials and ministers concerned to draw out plants and schemes for improvement of prospects in agriculture.
Stating that development is only possible by strengthening agriculture and allied sector along with service and industrial sectors, the Finance Minister asked the officials to ensure that follies of the past administrations are not repeated. ‘’We have to make every effort to see the slogan ‘Rythe Raju’ (farmer is supreme) is true,’’ he said. Yanamala said equal priority will be given to education and health, with plans afoot to improve and strengthen PHCs at rural level and hospitals at urban level for providing better health care and medical facilities. He asked the officials to draft proposals accordingly.