Date: June 1, 2023*
*Location: Pathikonda, Kurnool*
*CM Jagan hits out at Opposition like never before. Says, ‘AP is like Kurukshetra and the next war will be between DPT (Dochuko, Panchuko, Tinuko) & DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer)’, asks people to choose wisely*
*_CM Jagan distributes Rs 3,923.21 crore to 52,30,939 farmers under YSR Rythu Bharosa – PM Kisan_*
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy disbursed financial assistance to farmers for the fifth consecutive year under YSR Rythu Bharosa – PM Kisan today at Pathikonda in Kurnool district. CM Jagan distributed *Rs 3,923.21 crore as the first tranche of this year to 52,30,939 farmers.* With this, each farmer receives Rs 5,500 directly into the bank accounts from the YSRCP state government and another Rs 2,000 from the Centre as part of the PM Kisan Yojana.
While speaking at the event, CM Jagan said, “Believing farmers’ welfare is state welfare, your government has extended support of YSR Rythu Bharosa for the fifth consecutive year which was not mentioned in the manifesto. With this assistance, we have distributed Rs. 61,500 to each farmer across the state.”
Addressing a huge crowd at Pathikonda, CM Jagan slammed TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu over their recently released ‘MALAFIDE MANIFESTO’. He said, “Chandrababu’s political philosophy is releasing an attractive manifesto just before elections and backstabbing later. Our manifesto came from the hearts of the people of Andhra Pradesh which I gathered during my padayatra. But Chandrababu’s manifesto was born in Karnataka because he is a non-resident of AP.”
In an all our attack, CM Jagan said, “Chandrababu is an enemy of farmers, he organized a drama in Rajahmundry called Mahanadu. They deceived NTR when he was alive, and now they are claiming him as a Yuga Purush. AP is like Kurukshetra and the next war will be between DPT (Dochuko, Panchuko, Tinuko) & DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer), so I request you to choose wisely.”
The state government has been extending assistance of Rs 13,500 every year with the first instalment of Rs 7,500 in May at the time of Kharif sowing season, the second instalment of Rs 4,000 in October during the Kharif harvesting season, and the third instalment of Rs 2,000 in January or February. With the present distribution of Rs 3,923 crore under Rythu Bharosa the state government has disbursed Rs 30,985 crore so far in the last four years to farmers.
YSRCP government led by CM Jagan has delivered more than what was assured to the people during the 2019 elections. Financial assistance of Rs 12,500 per year for 4 years was promised in the manifesto for the farmers. However, the government has extended the scheme for 5 years with extended assistance of Rs 13,500 every year.
Contrary to the massive achievements of the YSRCP government by uplifting the lives of the farmers, the previous regime under the TDP government promised to waive off Rs 87,000 crore crop loans in 2014 but paid only Rs 15,000 crore betraying the mandate of the farmers.