Kurnool: National Farmer’s Association chairman Peddireddy Chengal Reddy said farmers had nothing to cheer about the budget proposals as it got into populist mode and failed to recognise the bottlenecks in farm operations. He said income support of Rs 6,000 a year to marginal farmers under Kisan Samman Nish is a paltry support as governments of Telangana and Odisha offer better schems.
“What we lobbied for was farm loan waiver. This budget failed to address the indebtedness issue and continue to suffer the farm sector,” he said. He further said that middle class salaried class got a slight relief and real estate may see a turn in prospects as people who go for second houses got some advantage. Rayalaseema Industries chairman and managing director T.G. Bharath said there was nothing to cheer about in this budget and no significant push for development of Andhra Pradesh state.