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RSS Urges all parties to discuss farmers woes in assembly Hyder a b a d : “Farmer’s suicide is an old issue and no permanent solution has been found to stop chronic problem. We want all political parties to discuss this issue in the ongoing Assembly session and do something to prevent farmers from ending their precious lives”, said Pakala Srihari Rao, member of Rytu Sanghala Samakhya (RSS) here today. Speaking to mediapersons, Srihari Rao said the Prime Minister had announced to constitute a special fund for help-
ing farmers in 2004 after listening to their problems. Later, a press release from PMO stated the Centre would pay Rs 50,000 in addition to the State government’s assistance of Rs. 1.5 lakh to the families of those committed suicide. It also announced “five employment generation schemes to relieve the farmers from in-
debtedness, he added. Another member Kasula Narasimha Sarma said they want the government to see that the sanctioned amounts reached the bereaved families. Though the Centre released a budgetary grant of over Rs 8 crores, the State government has not paid the ex gratia to the kin so far. Stating that there were 5,641
farmers eligible to receive ex gratia and other benefits in the State, he claimed that the much needed financial assistance was not paid to all. While some received money only from the PM’s fund, some others received only State assistance. Besides, some people have not been provided educational facilities or jobs as promised by the Prime Minister. Sarma said problems like menacing power-cuts and scanty water supply making farmer’s life miserable. Added to this, lack of good crop was
pushing them into debt trap and suicide. Dr Kumara Swamy from ‘Vibhaas’ an NGO said the government was only showering lip sympathy. Since beginning of the year, some 52 farmers in Medak district alone had committed suicide. He alleged that some 51 farmers had committed suicide in Elkal village under Doulatabad Mandal in Medak district since 1998. “We are not against the government. All we want is that the issue should be discussed and lasting solutions were found, he added.
TBCJAC plans fast for Konda laxman bapuji memorial Hyderabad: Telangana Backward Classes Joint Action Committee (TBCJAC) chairman M. Rama Raj has announced that he would go on a 48-hour hunger strike on June 17 and 18 demanding that a life-size statue of late Konda Laxman Bapuji be installed at his residence “Jaladrushshyam” near Secretariat. Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Rama Raj said Bapuji passed away on September 21 last year and was accorded a State funeral. He urged the government to initiate immediate steps
to install his memorial at Jaladrushyam before his death anniversary. TBCJAC co-ordinator Dommata Venkateshwarulu said Bapuji, a veteran freedom fighter, deserves such honour and urged the government to entrust the job to the GHMC to complete the task by September. He also demanded that Bapuji Jayanti be celebrated by the State Government besides rechristening the Telangana University in Nizamabad district as Acharya Konda Laxman Bapuji Telangana University. (NSS)
CM Directs all depts to help the framers in a bigway B R I E FS SUSTUDENT COMMITS SUICIDE FOR ‘T’ IN OSMANIA Hyderabad: One more student ended his life for Telangana in the Osmania University. Srinivas Yadav, a student of the Gurunanak Engineering College, hanged himself to a tree in the university library premises. The student has been staying in the D Hostel of the university. Telangana JAC chairman Kodandaram visited the university and condoled the death of the student. Telangana NGO leader Srinivasa Goud and BJP state president Kishan Reddy were also with him.(NSS) DL WON’T GET PARTY TICKET FOR 2014: VEERASIVA REDDY Hyderabad, June 15 (NSS): Congress MLA from Kadapa district Veerasiva Reddy has said former minister Dr D L Ravindra Reddy would not get party ticket to contest in the next elections. Speaking to the media at the CLP media conference hall here on Saturday, Veerasiva Reddy said the YSRCP and TDP were also not inclined to give ticket to D L. He said DL has no other alternative than either to leave the party or accept the leadership of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. Alleging that DL had expected that the Kiran Kumar Reddy government would get a bad name with the Chalo Assembly program
Hyderabad: Copious rains all over Andhra Pradesh is a good augury for the farmers and with the increased crop loans and liberal input subsidy, they are now going in for sowing operations in a big way. The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy asked the Agriculture & Irrigation Departments, Bankers, Rain forecasting section (Disaster Management), District Collectors and other department concerned to have a coordinated effort to help the farmers take up cultivation all over the State. The rainfall recorded so far this season is an all time record in the last 10 years. From 2003, the average rainfall recorded in the State is several times higher this year and in many years like in 2003 it was -28, in 2004 it was +20, in 2005 it was -60, in 2006
it was -63, in 2007 it was +8, in 2008 it was +6, in 2009 it was -39, in 2010 it was +3, in 2011 it was -7 in 2012 it was -74 and in 2013 it is +69. As per the latest forecast rainfall during the current monsoon would continue to be copious in the coming days with fairly uniform distribution across the State. According to fresh data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) the country would get 98 per cent of the long period average for the season as a whole. They predicted that rainfall in July would be 101 per cent of the normal and for August, it would be 96 per cent of the normal. Southern India including Andhra Pradesh is likely to top the table with a rainfall of 103 per cent for season as a whole. According to reports
available from the Agriculture Department and Disaster Management departments, the rainfall received in Andhra Pradesh (all districts put together) from 1-6-2013 to 15-06-2013 is 88 mm as against normal (as on date) 52.1 mm and the deviation of rainfall is +69 % excess. The South-West Monsoon season normal is 624 mm. As far as sowings in the State are concerned, area sown is 4.06 lakh hectares as against the normal (as on date) of 3.51 lakh hectares (116%). Area coverage to season normal is 5% (81.12 lakh hectares). As far as subsidy seed distribution during kharif 2013 is concerned, officials informed the Chief Minister that 10.56 lakh quintals of various crop seed have been positioned and so far 5.77 lakh quintals have been
KCR telangana traitor:People soon raid his house:Motpupalli Hyderabad: TDP senior leader Motkupalli Narasimhulu has on Saturday lashed out at the TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao and said he was a traitor of Telangana and the day when people would raid his house was not far off. Talking to the media here on Saturday, he questioned how far it was proper for the TRS MLAs to climb the assembly building and threaten to jump from there. He said KCR and his men should at
least now stop dramas. Motkupalli said people were watching the unilateral attitude of KCR and opposing his family politics. He said the bandh failure was an evidence to the increasing opposition of the people to KCR’s style of functioning. He said by making the bandh flop, people declared that they were opposing the policies of KCR. He said people totally los ttheir confidence on Telangana. Charging KCR of col-
luding with the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he said it was he who had blocked Telangana. He lamented that because of the announcements of KCR that Telangana would be possible the next day or the day after 1000 students lost their lives. Motkupalli also charged KCR of mortgaging the Sakala Janula Samme and added that no TRS worker had participated in the Chalo Assembly and charged KCR of giving bandh call from his farm house.
distributed on subsidy worth Rs.108.91 crores. They said that 4.31 lakh qtls of groundnut seed is positioned and so far 3.50 lakh qtls have been distributed with a subsidy worth Rs.73.56 crores. Under Green manuring seed, a quantity of 0.93 lakh qtls seed have been positioned and so far 0.61 lakh qtls have been distributed on subsidy worth Rs.16.27 crores. Under Cotton seed, against a target of 131.15 lakh packets, till dated 130.00 lakh packets of seed have been positioned and so far 60.00 lakh packets have been distributed. The officials informed the Chief Minister that it is planned to supply 40.75 lakh MTs of different fertilizers during Kharif-13. Till date 5.26 LMTs of different fertilizers were supplied. As on date, 11.85 LMTs of
different fertilizers are available in all the districts across the State (including 2.91 LMTs of buffer stocks available with AP MARKFED). As far as the Credit Plan for 2013-14 is concerned, as per SLBC allocation, Rs.67,224.00 crores is targetted towards Agriculture Credit for the year 2013-14. (Crop loans - 49,989.00 crores and Agril. and allied Loans - 17235.00 crores.) The Chief Minister, in the recent SLBC meeting, asked the bankers to issue the input subsidy to farmers without any link to previous dues or adjustments. He said the input subsidy is the capital for next crop as far as farmers are concerned and the State Government has substantially increased the input subsidy. He asked the Bankers
to step up loans agriculture and allied sectors like dairy, poultry, fisheries, horticulture etc and the LEC card holders (licenced cultivators).He asked the bankers to immediately open bank accounts for all farmers so that benefits like input subsidy etc could be transferred to their accounts directly without any delay. He asked the Bankers to set a target for 2013-14 which is considerably more than what has really achieved for 2012-13. The Chief Minister said that recently the Government of India has taken a decision to apply normal crop loan rates (7%) to rescheduled crop loans in the calamity-affected (like drought, cyclone, floods) mandals. He wanted the bankers to strictly adhere to this norms and help the farmers in distress in
this regard. Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the State Government increased the input subsidy from Rs.4,500/- to Rs.10,000/- per hectare and now it is being paid directly to the farmers directly through online. It may be recalled here that the banks surpassed the targets under Annual Action Plan for 2012-13. As against the target of Rs.37,128 crs, the achievement is Rs.50,157 crs which works out to 135%. Rs.23,491 crs was disbursed under agricultural term loans against the target of Rs.15,844 crs with an achievement of 148%. He said the total disbursements under agriculture credit during the year (201213) was Rs.73,648 crs against the target of Rs.52,972 crs with an achievement of 139%.