Vijayawada: In a tele-conference with the district collectors, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday directed the administration to review the preparatory measures and the requirements of farmers for the Kharif and upcoming Rabi season.
He asked the district collectors to stock up urea and seedlings and other essential requirements during the season, and said Agriculture and Revenue department officials must co-ordinate with each other and stand as a support to the farmers.
In this regard, he reminded the government’s commitment to release Rs 24,000 crore for debt redemption even during a financial crisis situation.
Create awareness among farmers and instill confidence in them, Naidu was quoted as saying in an official statement.
To make water available for crops and recharge of tanks, the Chief Minister directed the officials to make people active partners in the government's flagship programme ‘Neeru-Chettu’. Meanwhile, he enquired about the status of MSME loans under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana’ (PMMY).
Given that in last 10 years the MSMEs in the state failed to pick up pace, Naidu pushed for revival of the industry and directed the collectors to encourage MSMEs to increase their revenues.
Reacting to reports of sand mafia being rampant, the Chief Minister directed the collectors to crack a whip on sand mafia and ensure sand is made available from identified reaches....