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'Implement Rs 4,000 Per Acre Scheme Through Administration'

The Telangana government had recently announced a scheme under which Rs 4,000 per acre as input subsidy would be provided to farmers

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The Telangana Congress today demanded that 'Rs 4,000 per acre' scheme should be implemented through district administration and not by ruling TRS workers.

The Telangana government had recently announced a scheme under which Rs 4,000 per acre as input subsidy would be provided to farmers.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N Uttam Kumar Reddy also demanded that the state government immediately withdraw Government Order pertaining to formation of farmers' committees (Rythu Samanvaya Samithis) at various levels.

Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan, here, Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao intends to accommodate TRS workers in the proposed committees through backdoor so as to enable them misuse public funds for political gains in the next elections.

He said the scheme announced recently by KCR under which Rs 4,000 per acre as input subsidy would be provided to farmers, was an election gimmick which KCR wants to implement through TRS workers.

"This is completely unacceptable and Congress will oppose it tooth and nail," he said.

However, he clarified that the Congress party was not against giving Rs 4,000 input subsidy to farmers. But he said it should be distributed through district administration.

According to him, the government order lacks required sanctity and the proposed committees are being granted financial and judicial powers to settle land disputes among farmers in villages.

"This is completely unconstitutional and should not be allowed," he said.

The TPCC chief further said that the chief minister was trying to nullify the importance and presence of entire revenue and land administration system in the state.

(PTI)


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