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Scheme to Drill 2 Lakh Free Borewells Launched by Andhra CM

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday originated a Rs 2,340-crore scheme to drill 2 lakh borewells without any kind of cost for state’s farmers in the following four years.

Reddy stated: We will stand in support of farmers who do not have irrigation water source other than borewell water. In all the Andhra constituencies, we plan to drill 2 lakh borewells. Not only that, we will also give casing pipes.

He declared that the scheme, YSR Jala Kala, was on his party’s election manifesto.

Reddy said that utilizing hydrogeological data, authorities will figure out where to drill the bore. The expense of study and boring will be supported by the government.

Jagan stated: My government has taken another step for the sake of farmers, fulfilling the promise made during elections. During my 3,650-km padayatra, I saw the difficulties faced by farmers.

On Monday, drilling of 163 borewells has been reserved, one each in the 144 rural constituencies and 19 semi-urban constituencies.

He stated: I am very happy to start this scheme because I do not want to lose the faith Andhra farmers reposed in me.

He added: Farmers can apply online or take the help of volunteers in village secretariats for free.

The state has made a devoted site for farmers to profit off of the free borewell drilling service at www.ysrjalakala.ap.gov.in. Farmers can furthermore make calls to toll-free number 1902 for recommendations and objections on the plan.

Utilizing hydrogeological aptitude, authorities will decide the most reasonable spot in a farmer’s field to drill the borewell.

In the event that a borewell neglects to yield water, the Chief Minister stated, the legislature will attempt to drill one more for such a farmer.

Also, if a farmer’s current borewell comes up short, another will be drilled for him under the plan.

Reddy said the government had additionally chosen to introduce free of cost electric motors on the place of eligible small and marginal farmers along with the scheme.

He stated: For small and marginal farmers, not only drilling bores, but we will also go a step ahead and fix motors. Officials said this will cost another Rs 1,600 crore

Remembering his dad and past Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s tradition of giving free power to farmers, Reddy told that he was going two stages further as his son to drill free borewells.

Upwards of 5 lakh sections of land of farmland in Andhra is relied upon to profit from this plan.

 

 

source: with input from ians