The Andhra Pradesh Government, on the 4th of July, announced additional benefits to the Rythu Bharosa scheme for farmers.
The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) Government announced Rs. 5,500 financial assistance for farmers. The money would be given yearly basis to the farmers for buying seeds.
Regarding this, the Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy Government released an amount of Rs. 5,500 crores.
The scheme launched on the 4th of July is a part of the Party manifesto during the 2018 Assembly elections.
H. Arun Kumar, the Special Commissioner of the Agriculture department of A.P., said farmers of the Schedule Caste (SC,) the Schedule Tribes (STs) and the Backward Classes (BCs) would also be benefited by the scheme.
Minority landless tenant farmers would also get financial assistance.
In addition, farmers cultivating endowments departments’ lands would also receive an amount of Rs. 7,500.
The district administrations would display the names of the eligible farmers in gram panchayat offices.
The farmers could contact the Mandal extension officer in case their name is not found on the list.
Setting up Cold Storages and Godowns in Rural Areas would also be a part of the scheme.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, directed the concerned government officials to set up adequate cold storages and godowns in rural areas for the convenience of the farmers.
Free Electricity and Borewells are also announced by the State Government for farmers.
Under the Rythu Bharosa Scheme, the State Government would provide nine hours of free electricity in a day and an additional fund of Rs. 4,000 crore for calamities.
For the eligibility,one should be a permanent resident of the State and must hold less than or equal to five acres of land in the State. The farmers can apply directly through the official website of ‘ Rythu Bharosa’. The government will use the existing validated land ownership database to identify the beneficiaries.
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