MAHABUBNAGAR: State health minister Dr C Laxma Reddy on Friday said that Bangaru Telangana would become a reality only when farmers of the state would prosper. He made these remarks while addressing a programme organised by the agriculture department to distribute agricultural equipment and tools under the farm mechanisation scheme of the state government. Speaking on the occasion, Reddy asked officials to take information related to latest technological advancements in the agricultural sector to the doorsteps of all the farmers of the state. He said that the state government would take all steps to help the farmers. Reddy alleged that successive governments of erstwhile AP state had neglected the welfare of farmers completely and added that the state government was taking steps to help the farmers by devising methods which will involve minimal investment and ensure more profits. The minister said that steps were taken to fill the vacant agriculture officer posts. He added that the government is sanctioning poly houses to farmers belonging to general and BC categories with 90 per cent subsidy and 100 per cent subsidy to farmers belonging to SC and ST categories. Reddy said that his government was focusing on completing all pending irrigation projects to provide water to farmers.
District Collector TK Sridevi shared that farm mechanization scheme was meant for ensuring the growth of agriculture sector and the farmers. She said that the main objective of the scheme was to derive more profits with less hard work. She added that they had grounded 62 units under normal state plan and added that the equipment was being given to the beneficiaries as per rules. Noting that they were also giving tractors and rotavetors under the scheme, the collector said that the farmers could gain their livelihood by ploughing their fields with them. Mahbubnagar MLA V Srinivas Goud also spoke on the occasion.