On Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded that the state government instantly to transfer Rs 7,500 crore to farmers towards the Rythu Bandhu and also immediately release funds to pay the banks and promised Rs 1 lakh loan waiver to the farmers. Sanjay said, farmers are starting their activities for the next crop season, with the Monsoon expected to set over the state in the next couple of days.
He said that the state government released Rythu Bandhu funds on time in 2018 before the elections, but after that, in 2019, 2021 and this year, the funds were not released on time, and when paid, were paid in instalments resulting in difficulties or farmers who were looking forward to the promised assistance from the government.
Sanjay said he was bringing to the notice of the chief minister the crises that farmers based on account of the government not keeping its Rythu Bandhu and farm loan waiver promises. Many farmers are facing bankruptcy paying interests on farm loans as they wait for the government to implement the loan waiver scheme. Further, he asked the chief minister to implement the soil health card scheme introduced by the central government.