Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Marketing Mopidevi Venkata Ramana on Monday, was part of a press meet that was held at Secretariat. He said, that of the identified 63,000 peanut farmers from seven districts about 28,000 peanut farmers will get compensation by end of this month or next month after verification of their records.
To compensate the peanut farmers from seven districts due to the huge loss, the government under the price stabilization fund has allocated Rs 330 crore for them. So far, 63,000 farmers have been identified and compensated with Rs 75 crore. Financial assistance of Rs 45,000 for five acres has been calculated as compensation for every identified peanut farmer.
As per the Chief Minister’s instructions, the officials are told not to irk the farmers and create problems for them in E- crop listing issue. Although the peanut farmers have not enlisted the peanuts in E-crop listing, the Chief Minister asked to consider those farmers by verifying the peanut stocks at godowns.
He mentioned about government’s immediate action during the onion crisis. “Despite the heavier prices for Onions, the government has purchased 700 metric tones, distributed it to the markets and sold at Rs 25 per kg. Though it has added an additional burden of Rs 200 crore on the government,” said the Minister and mentioned about the Chief Minister’s mandate is to take care of farmers.
Under price stabilization fund about Rs 6 crore have been allocated for Subabul farmers “Previously, no government has taken such actions,” said the minister.
The Minister reminded about the allocation of price stabilization funds for tomatoes at the Pathikonda market and facilitated farmers with MSP.
“The Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s vision is welfare programs as one agenda and to solve farmers problems as a special agenda while addressing their problems every season,” said the Minister
He slammed Chandrababu and mentioned on not utilizing price stabilization fund during their regime. The previous government has allocated Rs 5,000 crore for the price stabilization fund.
“Whatever the decision taken by the government is for farmers' welfare and they should get MSP,” said Minister “As per Chief Minister’s order, dry godowns will be established for the crops that need to be stored for a long time to get MSP. Cold storages will be provided at a few regions that are rich in aquaculture and marine products.”