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Govt to make agriculture profitable

Civil Supplies Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao  has said the State government is committed to making agriculture profitable to better safeguard the interests of small and marginal farmers.

Published: 16th August 2017 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2017 02:07 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ELURU: Civil Supplies Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao  has said the State government is committed to making agriculture profitable to better safeguard the interests of small and marginal farmers.Addressing the Independence Day parade after hoisting the national flag at the Police Parade Grounds in the city on Tuesday, the District Incharge Minister said an aqua product export target of `16,000 crore was set for West Godavari this fiscal.

The district achieved 13.1 per cent growth rate in agriculture sector. The government is determined to make the State drought-free by completing the Polavaram irrigation project as per schedule.  Modernisation of Yerrakalva, Yanamadurru drain and Tammileru will be taken up at a cost of `210 crore. A sum of `686 crore has been spent on delta modernisation in the district.

Loans worth `2,016 crore have been sanctioned for farmers in Kharif. West Godavari has achieved the distinction of open defecation free and smoke-free district in the State. A proposal has been made to give tap connections to all houses at a cost of `560 crore, he said. District Collector K Bhaskar, SP M Ravi Prakash and other officials participated in the fete. 



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