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TDP says AP CM’s anti-farmer policies deepened crisis in agriculture

Vijayawada, Sep 26 (UNI) Telugu Desam Party senior leader and MLC Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on Sunday held the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy headed Government's 'anti-farmer' policies responsible for the deepening crisis and steep fall in agricultural growth rate in the State.
Mr. Ramakrishnudu expressed concern that both agriculture and its allied sectors were caught in a steep crisis. As a result, the percentage of population dependent on agriculture fell from 70 percent to 50 percent, which was an alarming fall of -20 percent. “All round problems have made the lives of cultivators very difficult to lead in Andhra Pradesh. They were getting stuck in debts and losses. The growth rate also went down by over -4.9 percent under the Jagan Reddy rule”, he regretted.
In a statement here, the Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council said that the agriculture and allied sectors recorded double digit growth under the Chandrababu regime. It touched 10.5 percent during 2017-`18 and 2018-`19. Whereas, the growth rate came down to 6.04 percent under the YSRCP rule which was a fall by -4.9 percent when compared to the previous regime. Aquaculture growth rate fell from 27.4 percent to 6.9 percent under the present rule, which was a fall by -20.5 percent, he explained. Horticulture growth rate was 17.7 percent during the Chandrababu rule and it fell to just 4.4 percent under the Jagan rule, a fall by -6.9 percent, he said,
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