Vastavam web: Local farmers and officials of the agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other departments attended the event. The State government has decided to celebrate the Farmers’ Day on July 8 to mark the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Rajasekhara Reddy. Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas said the State government has decided to implement the Rythu Bharosa from October 2019 and will sanction Rs 12,500 financial assistance to each farmer. He said the YSRCP government is determined to give nine-hour power supply to the farmers during the day at any cost and would distribute fertilisers and seeds to the farmers at subsidised prices.
He said the YSRCP government has taken very important decisions during the last 40 days of rule and it would adopt farmer friendly policies in the State. The Minister and the MLA felicitated some progressive farmers on the occasion. Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency YSRCP co-ordinator Potluri Vara Prasad said that late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was well known for adopting farmers’ friendly policies and lauded the services rendered o people by the departed leader.