Vastavam web: A debate on drought situation in the state has taken place in AP Assembly on Thursday. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said there is no significant rainfall and the state is facing 48 percent deficit rainfall. Though its the second week of July, there is no situation to sow the seeds. CM YS Jagan said it had been only two months since they came into power.
He said that they are taking measures to face the drought situation in the state. He also criticized that the earlier government has not even given the input subsidy to the farmers. Our government has come into power in June. By the time we take up the charge, the seed collection should have completed, and distribution must have started. Now the farmers had to get on the roads. He said its worst that the previous government had not done its work. As the government didn’t respond, today we have to face the shortage of seeds.
CM YS Jagan has shown the letters of the officials on the screen during the Powerpoint presentation in the house that only 50 thousand quintals of peanut seeds were available by the time our government has come. The Center has given Rs 900 crore to fight the drought situation, but no single penny given to the farmers and Rs 960 crore of grain money is still owed to farmers. Farmers loans have not rescheduled in the last five years. No interest was paid on behalf of the farmers. The interest waiver scheme for farmers loans has also been canceled.