KAKINADA: Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Home Nimmakayala Chinarajappa unfurled the tricolour at the Police Parade Grounds on 68th independence day celebrations here Friday.
Later, addressing the people he said, “The government is giving priority to farm mechanisation to combat shortage of agriculture labour.
Under Rastirya Krushi Vikas Yojana Scheme (RKVYS), 5,600 farmers will be given combined harvesters, power tillers, rotoveters, wielders and rice harvesting machines at subsidised rates in the district. The government has allotted Rs 14 crore for this.”
Under the National Food Security Scheme (NFSS) red gram will be raised in 9,000 hectares on bunds of paddy fields and 3,600 hectares will also be covered under Drip Irrigation Scheme, he added. “Indira Sagar Project (ISP) will be completed as early as possible which benefits the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Visakhapatnam.
At about four lakh farmers in the state will get crop loan waiver benefit and 80,000 DWACRA groups in the district,” the minister said.
He also said that the government had decided to handover sand reaches to women groups as well as the NTR Sujala Sravanthi scheme. Surveilliance cameras will be installed at important junctions in Rajahmundry and this would also be extended to all junctions.
‘Surakasha’, a helpline to help women in cases of emergency, would be introduced in Rajahmundry with a toll free number 119. “The State Disaster Relief Centre is also coming up in Peddapuram with funds of `10 crore dedicated to it,” he said and added that Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu would launch a temple tourism project at Sarpavaram for which `2 crore had been sanctioned.
ZP Chairman Namana Rambabu, MLA V Venkateswara Rao, collector Neethu Prasad, superintendent of police M Ravi Prakash, joint collector R Mutyala Raju and others were present.