Vijayawada: The Krishna district in-charge minister and minister for Panchayat Raj, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, said the government would effectively procure farm produce through the Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) in the state. He said the government would ensure minimum support price to the crops.
The Krishna district irrigation advisory board meeting was organised at the irrigation office here on Tuesday. The minister said the registration of names of farmers in e-crop portal will be beneficial to them because they would get benefits being extended by the government. He suggested that farmers enroll their names in the portal without fail. He said the state government took revolutionary measures to strengthen the agriculture sector and asked the district officials to take steps to help farmers in the Kharif season.
Minister for civil supplies Kodali Venkateswara Rao alias Nani said the government would supply the seeds and fertilisers to the farmers very soon as the agriculture season would begin in a week. He called upon the officials to ensure all help to the farmers and protect their interests. He also called for creating awareness on getting good output with low investment.
Minister for transport Perni Venkataramaiah explained that 84,648 farmers benefited from the crop insurance scheme in Krishna district last year. The MLAs of Krishna district and officials from agriculture and other departments participated in the meeting.