Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited Rs. 2,190 crores under YSR Rythu Bharosa, YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu, and YSR Yantra Seva Padhakam directly into the accounts of all eligible farmers across the state.

Stating that the government was committed to farmers' welfare, the Chief Minister said the state had kept its promise and credited Rs. 2,052 crore under YSR Rythu Bharosa for the third consecutive year benefiting 50.37 lakh farmers. So far, through Rythu Bharosa alone, the government had disbursed Rs. 18,777 crores benefiting all farmers cultivating their own lands and all eligible tenant farmers belonging to BC, SC, ST, and Minority communities along with those cultivating RoFR and endowment lands, he added.

Jagan also reimbursed the interest on loans taken under YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu and credited Rs. 112.7 crore directly into the accounts of 6.67 lakh farmers. The state government has given nearly Rs. 1,674 crore under YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu scheme, which includes Rs. 1,180 crore evaded by the previous government.

Under YSR Yantra Seva Padhakam, a subsidy of Rs. 25.55 crore has been deposited into the accounts of 1,720 farmer groups. The Chief Minister announced that the government had established 10,750 community hiring centres at a cost of Rs. 2,134 crore, which is aimed to provide farming machinery to small and tenant farmers on rental basis. Further, the Chief Minister said that 1,035 cluster-level CHCs will be set up with harverstors at the rate of five units in each mandal of East and West Godavari, Krishna, and Guntur districts, where paddy cultivation is extensive.

The Chief Minister said the government has been implementing welfare schemes despite financial difficulties and has brought several changes in the last 29 months, including setting up agricultural advisory boards and introducing agricultural schemes through e-cropping registration. He said the government had cleared the pending arrears of the previous government which was about Rs. 10,000 crore.

He said in the last 29 months, Rs. 18,000 crore was spent on providing power for nine hours during the day benefiting almost 18 lakh farmers. The government is also taking steps in providing quality fertilizers and pesticides through RBKs and providing input subsidy to the farmers for the crops within the same season, he added.

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