TAD NewsDesk, Hyderabad: Under the Rythu Bharosa Scheme, Andhra Pradesh government has announced a subsidy of Rs. 13,500 to be provided to farmers in three stages.
- Rs 7500 during Kharif season
- Rs 4,000 in the Rabi season
- Rs 2000 at the harvest time in January
Moreover, some additional benefits under the scheme are,
- To make the procedure simple, cash transfer would be made to the farmers
- Services like 9 hours of free electricity and crop insurance would be provided.
- Free borewells would be dug in the fields
- Loans would be accessible at very low or no interest
- Assurance to help in purchasing farm inputs has been provided
- Focus on training & capacity building through Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) would be done.
Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs)
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy along with Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda & Minister for State Chemicals & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya announced the benefits under the scheme through a video conference.
The RBK’s would be at disposal for the farmers to assist in any way needed. These centres would act as a one-stop destination for the farmers to address concerning from sowing of seeds to selling the produce.
Arrangement of Apt infrastructure would be made in the RBK’s so that anything ordered right from seeds to other farm equipment could be delivered within 48 hours.
A dedicated call centre has also been made available at the farmer’s disposal. 46,500 calls have already been placed till now. (155251) is the contact number for the centre.
Under the extreme circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, the initiative by the Chief Minister has been appreciated by Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and many others.
“The DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) system has been working very well since its inception & the government of Andhra Pradesh also utilized it to a great extent by cooperating with the center in all schemes. The Department of fertilizer stood in the second place among 65 departments using the DBT system for end to end computerization of movement of fertilizer in the entire country with utmost transparency.”
The prospect to benefit from this scheme is enormous for the farmers. And they have already started accessing the services. The RBK’s are playing a fundamental role in helping the farmers throughout the state.