K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the 29th of May, inaugurated the Konda Pochamma Sagar project, for farming and irrigation in the State.
During the inauguration, KCR said, “I will be making some major announcements for the farmers in the State very soon. The finances have already been worked out, and this will be an unprecedented move that has never been attempted by any other State in the country.”
Creating a suspense for the farmers and ryots, K. Chandrashekar Rao ensured something big and beneficial for them in the field of farming. In the past few days, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) planned out some major schemes and adapted a new agriculture policy to ensure profit for farmers and enhance Telangana agriculture market worldwide.
The announcement was made after the inauguration of the Konda Pochamma Sagar project during a press meet. From a barren land in 2014, when Telangana emerged out of Andhra Pradesh as an independent State, till now, the agriculture sector has improved. The improvement reached a level where now, the State Government is devoted to make the State ‘Rice Bowl of India.’
Mr. Rao with pride said, “This is no mean achievement since all this was achieved in a short span of 6 years which no other State can boast of, and we can rightfully say we have achieved Bangaru (Golden) Telangana now.”
In addition, the decision of KCR to construct the multi-purpose Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) gave a capacity of 165 TMC capacity of water in reservoirs and barrages.
In addition to the KLIS project, the State Government is set to complete 35 TMC water capacity, Sitarama project at Dummugudem and 7.5 TMC Sammakka Sagar.
KCR said, “Telangana which was treated like an orphan and described by poets as a ‘State of sorrow that has rivers passing through it but no water was available for the parched lands,’ has now transformed into a Golden Telangana. I am proud as I am the only leader in this world to be alive to see the State I freed from shackles, free and prospering now.”
To complete the farming work and benefit the farmers of Telangana, the TRS ensures, round the clock electricity supply, quality and free power to farmers, drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha.
The State implemented Rythu Bandhu scheme, would also give financial benefits to the farmers of Telangana with an extra benefit of Rs 290 crore waived off water cess and Rs 1,300 crore loan waiver benefiting 5,60,000 farmers.
The announcement of the new agricultural strategy is expected to be revealed in the next week.
Stay tuned for further updates.