Farmers need not worry, state government will buy paddy damaged due to rain: CM KCR

Once again the chief minister KCR rose to the occasion offering much-needed confidence to the beleaguered farmers who were hit by the untimely rains in the state. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said the government decided to buy the last grain of the paddy even if it is damaged by the sudden rainfall. He asked the farmers who are yet to harvest the crop to postpone it for another three or four days.

The officials were asked to be available to the farmers in distress and infuse confidence among them. From next year, they should create awareness among farmers about harvest before March month, KCR said.

Chief Minister Mr KCR held a review meeting with the officials on Tuesday at the secretariat building and discussed at length the prevailing situation. He wanted them to assess the extent of crop damage at the earliest.
It may be noted that the chief minister has already announced Rs. 10,000 per acre towards the compensation for crop damage.

“We cannot alter or control nature. But this government will always stand by the farmers. We will buy till the last last grain of even wet paddy. The farmers should not worry,” the chief minister assured.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao