During the review meeting, KCR recalled that the State government had urged farmers not to go in for maize in the Kharif season as they would not get the MSP for the produce.
The Chief Minister said that efforts were on to procure cotton through Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) and discussions were going on with the CCI in this regard.
Sahoo further claimed that the State received 34,150 tonne of urea till August 17 against requirement of one lakh tonne for the month of August.
The State cooperative credit structure has failed to achieve the crop loan disbursement target set by the Government for this kharif season.
According to a statement issued by the department on Thursday, the rains have driven down the power demand.
Andhra Pradesh, which achieved a foodgrain-production record of 180.54 lakh tonnes in 2019-20, has now set itself a target of 183.63 lakh tonnes for the 2020-21 fiscal.
With the onset of monsoon, farmers have started sowing seeds for Kharif season in their agricultural fields in erstwhile Warangal district.
8.43 lakh quintals of seeds are ready; paddy and groundnut seeds have been dispatched to districts, says CM
The CM stated that all the benefits provided to farmers by the State government should be directly credited into their bank accounts,
It said that farm workers should wash their hands, legs and face with soap when coming out of the field for meal or rest.
Niranjan Reddy suggested that the States should be given the freedom to decide the minimum support price (MSP) of various crops.
Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh said that the Wednesday decision is not an ordinary one as he had never imagined that a government could give such a hike in one go.
Farmers who paid large sums as insurance premiums ended up receiving a paltry amount as compensation.