Amaravati: AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Mon. initiated a INR 2,340-crore scheme to drill Two lakh borewells free of cost for state’s farmers within the next 4 yrs..
“We’ll stand in help of farmers who don’t have irrigation water source different than borewell water. In all this constituencies, we schedule to drill Two lakh borewells. Not only that, we’ll also give casing pipes,” stated Reddy.
He stated the scheme — YSR Jala Kala — has been on his own party’s election manifesto.
Utilizing hydrogeological info, authorities going to determine where to drill the bore. The cost of survey & boring going to be borne by this govt,” pointed out Reddy.
“My govt took the other step for the sake of farmers, fulfilling the assure made throughout elections. Throughout my 3,650-km padayatra, I saw the challenges faced by farmers,” stated Jagan.
On Mon., drilling fo 163 borewells was planned, 1 every within the 144 rural constituencies & 19 semi-urban constituencies.
“I’m quite happy to begin this scheme because I don’t need to lose the faith Andhra farmers reposed in me,” he stated.
“Farmers could apply on-line (or) take (2) the support of volunteers in village secretariats for free,” he stated.
The state has created a committed site for farmers to avail of the free borewell drilling service in www.ysrjalakala.LD.gov.in. Farmers could also contact toll-free number 1902 for suggestions & cases on the scheme.
Using hydrogeological expertise, authorities going to determine the most suitable place in a farmer’s ground to drill the borewell.
In complaint a borwell fails to yield water, the CM stated, the govt going to try to drill 1 extra for such farmer.
Similarly, in case a farmer’s existing borewell fails, the other going to be drilled for him within the scheme.
Reddy stated the govt had also ruled to install free electric motors on land of eligible small & marginal farmers with the scheme.
“For small & marginal farmers, not only drilling bores, we’ll also go a step ahead & fix motors. Authorities stated this going to cost the other INR 1,600 cr,” he stated.
Recalling his own dad & previous CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s legacy of granting free power to farmers, Reddy stated he has been going 2 steps furthermore as his own son to drill free borewells.
Up to five lakh acres of farmland in Andhra is awaited to benefit from this scheme.