ANANTAPUR: YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has assured farmers to create market stabilisation fund to ensure remunerative price for their produce, if he is voted to power in the next Assembly elections, besides providing several other incentives and benefits to them.Jagan resumed his 28th day Praja Sankalpa Yatra on Wednesday in the district.Addressing a public meeting at Tarimela village, he promised to extend an aid of Rs 12,500 to each farmer before sowing season in the month of May, besides supplying free power.
Interest-free loans would also be provided to small and marginal farmers. Launching a scathing attack against Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, he alleged that the TDP government was giving top priority only to entrepreneurs and disregarding the interests of farmers.There is a long pending demand for the construction of a bridge across the river Penna, connecting Tarimela, but the TDP regime failed to respond to the appeal of the people, he said.
Earlier, Jagan examined the damaged cotton crop at Veerannapalle village in Tadipatri Assembly constituency. The Opposition Leader interacted with farmers and women to know their problems. The farmers told him that their crop got damaged due to lack of irrigation water. Moved by their plight, the YSRC chief assured them to provide free education to their children, if the party is voted to power.