Farmers to get loans to the tune of Rs 72,000 crore: AP CM

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 20:59

Hyderabad: The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh plans to disburse loans to the tune of Rs 72,000 crore to farmers this year, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said on Monday.

Speaking at a farmers` meeting at Bodhan in Nizamabad district, he said that the government has also enhanced its budget for agri-related sectors from Rs 900 crore to Rs 5,500 crore.
Claiming that it is the Congress which always stood by farmers, Reddy said the UPA government had waived farmers` loans to the tune of Rs 63,000 crore.
The government is also trying to get national status for Polavaram and Pranahita-Chevella irrigation projects in the state, Reddy added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 20:59

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