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YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme to benefit 70 lakh farmer families in AP: Minister

Kakinada, Sep 18 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Minister for agriculture Kurasala Kannababu on Wednesday said that the YSR Bharosa scheme would benefit 70 lakh farmers including tenant farmers in the state and the verification of village wise lists for identification of the eligible has just commenced and continues up to September 25.
He told the media at his camp office here that the lists provided by RTG would be verified by the committees constituted at different levels and the lists would be displayed at Gram Panchayats, calling for objections, if any, before uploading in the App.

The Minister further said that the Chief Minister has already directed the bankers to credit the amounts sanctioned in the unencumbered account of farmers, as it is given as a farming investment to them.

He stated that the verification would be done by the MPEOs and VROs in the villages in coordination with village volunteers. In case of major villages AEO and Revenue Inspectors of revenue department along with MPEO and VRO would coordinate.

''Tahasildar and Mandal Agriculture Officers will monitor at mandal level, RDOs and Assistant Directors at division level and at the Joint directors will coordinate under the chairmanship of District Collectors at district level. Aqua farmers and those converted the lands and income tax payers are not eligible under the scheme. Landless tenant farmers who signs lease agreement with land owner ,irrespective of size of holding is eligible'', he clarified.
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153 stranded Indians arrive from Doha, Qatar

04 Jun 2020 | 4:24 PM

Chennai, June 4 (UNI) A total of 153 stranded passengers arrived
from Doha in Qatar in a repatriation flight operated by National
carrier Air India and the customs officials at Anna International
airport facilitated their smooth clearance.

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Govt to oppose privatization of power distribution company in UT : CM reiterates

04 Jun 2020 | 4:21 PM

Puducherry, Jun 4 (UNI) Chief Minister V Narayanasamy reiterated that the Congress-DMK government will oppose the move by the Centre to privatize the Power Distribution Company (Discom) in Union Territory.

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Railway employee commits suicide, selfie-video goes viral

04 Jun 2020 | 3:51 PM

Vijayawada, June 4 (UNI) A person who was working as a key-man in the Indian Railways allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide-lacked soft drink and he videographed it in his mobile phone which went viral and created commotion in official circles on Thursday.

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Hyderabad resident announces reward to those who identify miscreants involved in elephant killing

04 Jun 2020 | 3:42 PM

Hyderabad, Jun 4 (UNI) A resident of the city has announced a reward of Rs two lakh to those who identify the miscreants who fed a pregnant elephant with a pineapple stuffed with fire crackers in Kerala recently.

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YSR Vahanamitra Scheme: CM transfers Rs 10,000 eacg to bank accounts of autorickshaw, taxi owners

04 Jun 2020 | 3:25 PM

Vijayawada, Jun 4 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy transferred Rs 10,000 each towards financial assistance to the bank accounts of autorickshaw and taxi owners here on Thursday under 'YSR Vahanamitra scheme'.

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