Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Chief Minister Chandrababu today vowed to transform Pulivendula into a horticulture hub and establish cold storage and food processing units.
Speaking at Janmabhoomi Maa Vooru meeting at Pulivendula, he called upon the farmers to shift from agriculture to horticulture, dairy, poultry, sheep breeding and pisciculture for increasing their sources of income.
He said that the government had spent Rs.50,000 crore on the irrigation projects and brought 122 tmcft water to Rayalaseema by linking the Godavari and the Krishna. Completion of Polavaram project would put an end to the woes of the farmers of Rayalaseema and make the region fertile, he said. The government had waived loans to the tune of Rs.262 crores of 67,188 farmers in Pulivendula, he said. He listed out the welfare schemes introduced by the government.