‘Marketing godowns will be built with Rs.138 crore’

Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao said that marketing godowns with a total capacity of 2.3 lakh metric tonnes would be constructed in all the mandals across the district.

Participating in Haritha Haram programme held at Mirdoddi and others areas and later speaking to reporters, Mr. Harish Rao said that each godown would be constructed with a capacity of 5,000 metric tonnes and a total of Rs. 138 crore would be spent for this purpose. He said that construction of godowns in the State would cost the exchequer about Rs.1,000 crore.

“All these godowns will be constructed in scientific manner and farmers can stock their produce here till a good price is being offered by the buyers. Farmer can also get 75 per cent of produce price as interest free loan under ‘Rythu Bandhu’ scheme,” said Mr. Harish Rao adding that the Marketing Department would own responsibility for the paddy parked in the godowns.

Informing that another 32 market yards would be established in the State in addition to existing 150 market yards, Mr. Harish Rao said that reservation for market chairman posts would be implemented shortly for the first time in the country.

Earlier in the day, the Minister planted saplings at several places.

Source: The Hindu

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